Leadership and Staff

CSMD Fellows

Shannon K. O'Neil
Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

Former assistant professor of political science at Columbia University. Author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. Expertise includes U.S.-Latin American relations, North America, energy policy, trade, political and economic reforms, immigration, and security.

Expertise: Latin America, Mexico, Brazil; policy reform; security; trade; energy; immigration.

Research Staff

Leslie Dewees
Assistant Director

Sabina Frizell
Research Associate

CSMD Contributers

John Campbell
Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Expertise: Nigeria, South Africa, U.S.policy toward Africa; HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Jared Cohen
Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Terrorism; radicalization; impact of connection technologies on 21st century statecraft; Iran.

Steven A. Cook
Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies

Expertise: Middle East; Politics in the Arab world; U.S.-Middle East policy; Turkish politics; civil-military relations in the Middle East; Arab-Israeli conflict.

Joshua Kurlantzick
Fellow for Southeast Asia

Expertise: Southeast Asia, China; Asian regionalism; public diplomacy; democratization in the developing world.

Catherine Powell
Fellow for the Women and Foreign Policy Program

Expertise: International law and organizations, human rights and democracy, gender, comparative constitutional law, human rights and law reform

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Expertise: Economic growth and development, development and the role of women, Afghanistan, entrepreneurship and role of business environment, women and nation-building, military and economic development, economics and fiscal policy, maternal and reproductive health, role of international institutions in women's empowerment.

Rachel Vogelstein
Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program

Expertise: Women and foreign policy, human rights, child marriage, global health, maternal and child health, education, development and the role of women.