Michael Weintraub is an Associate Professor in the School of Government at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and Director of the Security and Violence Area of the Center for the Study of Security and Drugs (CESED) at the same university.
His research agenda focuses on crime and political violence in Latin America, particularly in Colombia, Central America, and Mexico, and has articles published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Terrorism and Political Violence, among others.
Weintraub received his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University and has been a Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence (2013-2014) and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (2012-2013).
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- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Community violence reduction
- DDR planning
- Demobilization and reinsertion
- International intervention
- Organized crime and DDR
- Police roles and responsibilities
- Prevention of (re-)recruitment/recidivism
- Rule of law, transitional justice and DDR
- The United Nations and DDR