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David R. Mares

Institute of the Americas Chair for Inter-American Affairs
Professor of Political Science
Adjunct Professor of IRPS

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1982
International Politics, Comparative Politics, Latin America

Baker Scholar in Energy Studies
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
RIce University

Professor Mares holds the Institute of the Americas Chair for Inter-American Affairs. 
Mares has been Professor of the Centro de Estudios Internacionales at El Colegio de Mexico, Fulbright Professor at the Universidad de Chile and Visiting Professor at FLACSO-Ecuador. Professor Mares is the author or editor of eight books, Penetrating the International Market (also published in Spanish); Violent Peace: Militarized Interstate Bargaining in Latin America; Drug Wars and Coffeehouses; Latinoamérica: ¿existe?; Coming in From the Cold: Chile-United States Relations at the Millenium (with Francisco Rojas); Power, Institutions, and Leadership in War and Peace (with David Scott Palmer and also published in Spanish), Latin America: The Illusion of Peace and editor of Civil-Military Relations: Building Democracy and Regional Security in Latin America, Southern Asia and Central Europe, as well as Debating Civil-Military Relations in Latin America (with Rafael Martínez). His publications have appeared in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese in journals such as Comparative Politics, International Organization, Latin American Research Review, Foro Internacional, Estudios Internacionales and Fuerzas Armadas y Sociedad and he has served on the editorial board of Latin American Research Review. Professor Mares has been a member of the international advisory boards of the Instituto Latinoamericano de Relaciones Civiles-Militares (based in Peru) and the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at UCSD, and prepared reports for the Carnegie Foundation, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, as well as the Arias Foundation for Human Progress and Development.


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