Jennifer McCoy, Ph.D.
Director, Americas Program
Jennifer McCoy is director of the Carter Center's Americas Program and has been professor of political science at Georgia State University since 1984. Among her responsibilities overseeing the Americas Program, she directs the Carter Center's Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter group and previously managed the Carter Center's project on Mediation and Monitoring in Venezuela from 2002-2004. She has directed election-monitoring missions for The Carter Center in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Jamaica, and Peru and has participated in election delegations to Indonesia, Haiti, Suriname, and Guyana. Dr. McCoy's academic career has included extensive fieldwork in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and in Uruguay, where she conducted research as a Fulbright fellow in 1991 and 1992.
A specialist on democratization, international collective protection and promotion of democracy, and Latin American politics, Dr. McCoy's most recent book is "International Mediation in Venezuela," (with Francisco Diez, 2011). She is also editor and contributor to "The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela," (with David Myers, 2004), "Do Politicians Learn from Political Crises?," (2000), and "Venezuelan Democracy Under Stress" (1995).