Jennifer Lynn McCoy, The Conversation
Jennifer McCoy, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and was founding Director of the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University. A specialist on democratization, democracy promotion, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics, Dr. McCoy has authored or edited six books and dozens of articles. Her latest book is International Mediation in Venezuela (with Francisco Diez, 2011). Current research projects are Polarized Polities and Conflict; The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in the Colombian Peace Process (funded by USAID and NSF); Regional Organizations and Mediation of Political Crisis; and The Changing Norm of International Election Monitoring. She teaches courses on comparative democratization, international norms, and Latin American politics.