Dr. Jennifer McCoy has been appointed Interim Director of the new Global Studies Institute in GSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. McCoy is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University and a specialist on democratization, democracy promotion, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics. For the past sixteen years, Dr. McCoy has also served as Director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program, leading projects on reconciliation and dialogue in divided societies, mediating political conflict, directing election observation missions, and strengthening democratic governance and preventing democratic crisis. Dr. McCoy’s latest book is International Mediation in Venezuela (with Francisco Diez). Her current research projects include The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in the Colombian Peace Process; Leveling the Playing Field amid Incumbent Electoral Advantage; and The Changing Norm of International Election Monitoring. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Women’s Forum; has received research grants from USAID, NSF, Fulbright, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Institute of Peace, and the North-South Center; and is Atlanta co-chair for the Scholars Strategy Network.