Expert Bio

Will Freeman is a fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His work focuses on the rule of law, corruption and organized crime in Latin America, as well as U.S.-Latin America relations. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Economist, the Journal of Democracy, the Washington Post, and Americas Quarterly, where he writes a monthly column.

Prior to joining CFR, Dr. Freeman was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Colombia, Peru, and Guatemala, where he researched judiciaries’ efforts to sanction grand corruption. During his graduate studies, Dr. Freeman also worked with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Western Hemisphere subcommittee. He holds a PhD and MA in politics from Princeton University and a BA in political science from Tufts University.


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