About the Expert

Expert Bio

Will Freeman is a fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a political scientist. His work focuses on the rule of law, corruption and organized crime, elections, constitutional change, and U.S.-Latin America relations. His writing on Latin America has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Economist, the Journal of Democracy, the Washington Post, Current History, and Americas Quarterly, where he is a contributing columnist.

Prior to joining CFR, Dr. Freeman was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Colombia, Peru, and Guatemala, where he researched judiciaries’ efforts to investigate and sanction grand corruption. During his graduate studies, Dr. Freeman also worked with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to draft the bipartisan U.S.-Ecuador Partnership Act of 2022 and Senate resolutions, floor speeches, and statements on Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. From 2021 to 2022, he was co-chair of the Western Hemisphere working group of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Foreign Policy Initiative.

Dr. Freeman holds a BA in political science from Tufts University and an MA and PhD in political science from Princeton University.


  • Americas Quarterly, contributing columnist

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