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  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • US-Latin American relations
  • Security
  • Geopolitics
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Governance and development
  • Ryan C. Berg is senior fellow in the Americas Program and head of the Future of Venezuela Initiative at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). His principal interests are in US-Latin American relations, security, geopolitics, and authoritarian regimes, as well as the region’s governance and security challenges. Prior to his appointment at CSIS, Dr. Berg was a research fellow in the Latin America Studies Program at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He has served as a research consultant at the World Bank, a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, and a visiting doctoral fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Dr. Berg obtained a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in political science and an M.Sc. in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where he was a Senior Hulme fellow. Earlier, he obtained a B.A. in government and theology from Georgetown University. His writing has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and policy-oriented journals, including The LancetMigration and DevelopmentJournal of Climate Change and Health, the SAIS Review of International Affairs, and the Georgetown Security Studies Review. He has appeared on Voice of America and National Public Radio and has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.