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Roberto Simon

Senior Director, Americas Quarterly

Roberto Simon is the senior director for policy and head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the politics editor for Americas Quarterly.

Previously, Simon served as the lead Latin America analyst at FTI Consulting’s Geopolitical Intelligence practice, advising global businesses on key political, economic and policy challenges in the region. He also worked for almost 10 years as a journalist at O Estado de S. Paulo, covering political crises, elections, natural disasters, and conflicts throughout Latin America and in the Middle East. He was a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC and is currently working on a book about Brazil’s involvement in Chile’s 1973 coup. He has written for leading media outlets in the Americas, including Foreign, Folha and Estado (Brazil) and El Faro (El Salvador), and his comments have appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Globo TV and elsewhere.

Simon has a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Jorge Paulo Lemann fellow, and a master’s in international relations from the University of the State of Sao Paulo (UNESP).

Contributions from Roberto Simon

Video: Improving Women's Access to Finance for a Post-COVID Recovery

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Colombia’s vice president, Citi’s Honduras CEO, and LAVCA’s executive advisor talk about ways to promote women's financial inclusion in the region. ... Play Video

Oppenheimer Presenta: Roberto Simon sobre el Índice CCC 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

"El coronavirus crea un ambiente propicio para la corrupción", dijo el jefe del grupo de trabajo de anticorrupción de AS/COA. ... Play Video

Video: The State of Anti-Corruption in Peru — A View from the CCC Index

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on Peru's anti-corruption movement? How can the country turn recent progress into reality within its judicial system? Watch experts discuss. ... Play Video

Video: The State of Anti-Corruption in Brazil — A View from the CCC Index

Friday, June 26, 2020

What's the state of Brazil's anti-corruption movement? AS/COA and Control Risks spoke with experts through the lens of the 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption Index. ... Play Video