Marc Chernick

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Master’s Program in Latin America Studies, School of Foreign Services
Director, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights Summer Program, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Dr. Marc Chernick is Director of the Master’s Program in Latin American Studies and is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Center for Latin American Studies of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He also serves as Director of the Georgetown Program on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

He previously taught and served as Acting Director of the Latin American Studies program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and earlier as the Assistant Director of the Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University, and worked for several years as a professor at the National University of Colombia and as a Visiting Professor/ Researcher at FLACSO-Ecuador in Quito and the Institute of Peruvian Studies in Lima.

He has written widely on issues of violence, guerrilla insurgencies and peacemaking in Colombia and in Latin America, and has recently published Acuerdo posible: Solucion negociada al conflicto armado colombiano (Bogotá, revised 3rd edition 2012), as well as two book chapters in English on the FARC: "The FARC at the Negotiating Table" and "The FARC: From Liberal Guerrillas to Marxist Guerrillas to Post-Cold War Insurgents."

He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, the governments of Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, and for other international organizations and NGOs on issues of human rights, democracy, early warning and conflict resolution in Colombia, as well as in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Central America, Zambia, Sudan, and Nigeria. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.