Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian is director of the Department of Social Inclusion at the Organization of American States (OAS), where she leads work on the inclusion of populations in vulnerable situations and on the promotion of the full exercise of their human rights. Her responsibilities at OAS, where she has worked for more than 15 years, include directing work on migration and refugees in support of the OAS Secretary General and the member states.
Muñoz-Pogossian combines her role at OAS with an active research agenda, and her work has addressed questions of democracy and human development. She designed and implemented a more rigorous approach to electoral monitoring, adding a gender element to the evaluation process, and has been active in addressing the ongoing Venezuelan migration crisis. She has written extensively about topics including social rights, human rights, women in politics, electoral reform, and electoral monitoring.
Muñoz-Pogossian holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of South Florida and a PhD in political science from Florida International University.
• Director, Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States (OAS)