José Miguel Cruz
LACC Director of Research, Florida International University Director of research at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Florida International University (FIU)
About this speaker
José Miguel Cruz is director of research at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, a Master's degree in Public Policy in Latin America from Oxford University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Central American University of El Salvador (UCA). Dr. Cruz was also de director of the Public Opinion University Institute at the UCA from 1993 to 2006 and has served as a consultant for many regional institutions and international cooperation agencies. Dr. Cruz is a researcher on issues of security, violence, youth gangs, political culture, and democratization, and has published more than 100 articles, chapters and academic reports, and books in English and Spanish.