COHA Announcement: New Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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Clément Doleac is a French national with significant experience and expertise in social science, diplomatic, economic, and social issues in Latin America. He received his first Master’s Degree in Political Sociology at the University Lumière of Lyon in France in 2012 focusing on analysis of political socialization, vote explanation, and the construction of political identities. During his Master’s, he produced research papers on internal perceptions of crime and insecurity in Mexico and Colombia, two countries in which he lived for two years. During his time abroad, he studied, worked and cooperated with various scholars from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEM) in Toluca, Estado de México, México, the Universidad del Rosario, the Universidad de los Andes, and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. In the summer of 2014 Clément completed a second Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, Administration, and Economics of Latin America from Sciences-Po Grenoble, graduating as the valedictorian of his class. His professional experiences include positions at the Political Chancellery of the French Embassy of Mexico, the Organization of American States in the Section for the Support of Legislative Institutions, and the French international consulting firm, Geos.

COHA Achievements:

Since October of 2014, Clement has been working for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) as a Research Associate, Press Manager, and Social Media Manager. During his many months at COHA he has published numerous articles that provide in-depth analysis of hemispheric relations. His work has focused on inter-American diplomacy, economic integration, Latin American elections, and the evolution of left-wing movements throughout the region. He specializes in issues related to controversial aspects of U.S. policy towards Haiti, Cuba, Chile and Brazil. Clément’s work has been re-published by an array of well-known news sources including l’Opinion Internationale, EurasiaReview, Point Release, People World Peace Project, Peterabraldes Ideas, and Linee Estrategiche. Additionally, he has conducted interviews with the BBC and various freelance journalists. He is now being awarded a COHA professional fellowship, where he will work closely with carrying the organization’s administrative policy and authoring scholarly pursuits.
Publications for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs:

For the Council on Hemispheric Affairs website:

-“Will the U.S.-Cuban rapprochement affect the relationship between the European Union and Cuba?” on February 23, 2015 (co-authored with Lucas G).
-“Insufficient Media Reforms in Latin America: Urgency to Go Further” on February 19, 2015.
-“Is Chile Finally Completing Its Transition To Democracy?” on February 5, 2015 (co-authored with Kathryn Sopcich).
-“The Voto Latino, a Fake Homogenization Leading to a More Independent Movement?” on January 16, 2015.
-“The U.S. Government Supports a Haitian Return to a One-man-rule Regime” on January 14, 2015.
-“Development Bank in Latin America: Towards a So-call Radical Emancipatory Project?” on January 9, 2015.
-“Why Obama and the U.S. Congress Should Go Further With Cuba” on December 19, 2014.
-“Alan Gross Released: Towards a Turn in U.S. – Cuba Relations” on December 17, 2014 (co-authored with Larry Birns).
-“Human Rights Violations in Brazil: Report of the National Truth Commission” on December 16, 2014.
-“Between Independence Or Disappearance: The Organization of American States and the Challenge of The 2015 Elections” on December 12, 2014.
-“Elections On Hold In Haiti: Stability Versus Democracy” on December 8, 2014.
-“Are the Organization of American States’ Imperialist Roots too deep to Extirpate Today?” on December 4, 2014.
-“Human Rights and Dictatorships in Haiti” on November 17, 2014.

In COHA’s Washington Report on the Hemisphere:

-“Drought in Brazil: A Result of a Non-Eco Friendly Economic Growth” on February 27, 2015.
-“Peña Nieto’s Failure: Failing Oil Prices, Corruption and Infrastructure in Mexico” on February 13, 2015.
-“The political growth of Evangelical churches in Brazil” on December 2014.
-“The continuity of left-wing government in Latin America” on November 2014.