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This profile was current as of 2010, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Carlos Guevara Mann (PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2001), associate professor of Political Science and director of the Master’s program in International Affairs at Florida State University, Panama, was a fellow in Spring 2010. His project, “Career Paths and Representatives’ Motivations: A Comparison of the Political Behavior of Deputies in Chile and Panama,” took the dissertation work he undertook with Michael Coppedge in 1997-2001 several steps further. In this previous research, he found that some politicians were concerned not only with getting reelected but also with becoming wealthy and avoiding prosecution. Comparison between Chile (a formally institutionalized multiparty democracy) and Panama (a democratic regime with lower levels of formal institutionalization) reveals some of the implications of legislators’ behavior for the quality of democracy.

Carlos Guevara Mann was an assistant to the Panamanian secretary of state and taught Political Science at University of Nevada, Reno (2005-2010) and Universidad del Norte, Colombia (2014-2015). He was policy advisor to the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP, 2011-2013).  A regular columnist for La Prensa of Panama since 2004, Dr. Guevara Mann is the author of Panamanian Militarism: A Historical Interpretation (Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1996) and Political Careers, Corruption, and Impunity: Panama's Assembly, 1984-2009 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).

Recent Scholarly Citations

Manuel Balán, “Assessing Progress in Transparency and Anti-Corruption” (review-essay), Latin American Research Review 49:2 (2014): 262-72.

Charles H. Blake, review of Political Careers, Corruption, and Impunity: Panama’s Assembly, 1984-2009, by Carlos Guevara Mann, Bulletin of Latin American Research 33:4 (October 2014): 514-15.

Claudia Guerrón Montero, “Multicultural Tourism, Demilitarization, and the Process of Peacebuilding in Panama,” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 19:3 (2014): 418-40.

Tricia Gray, “Quota Mechanics in Panama, 1999-2014: ‘Se obedece, pero no se cumple,’” Bulletin of Latin American Research (2015), doi: 10.1111/blar.12327.

Joanna C. Jackoby, “Panama: Owning the Canal,” master’s thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, 2014.
http://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/41395/14Mar_Jackoby_Joanna.pdf

Scott Mainwaring, Daniel Brinks, and Marcelo Leiras, “Studying Big Political Issues,” in Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras and Scott Mainwaring, eds.,Reflections on Uneven Democracies: The Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Chloé Debyser and Frederic Hoffmann, “Evolving Landscapes of Colón: Land Use Change and the Politics of Development,” ENVR 451 Final Report, McGill University / Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 25 April 2014.
http://www.mcgill.ca/pfss/sites/mcgill.ca.pfss/files/evolving_landscape_of_colon_-_land_use_change_and_the_politics_of_development_0.pdf

Michelle Montenegro, “Alfredo Castillero Calvo, historia y actualidad,” Ellas, 10 September 2014. 
http://www.ellas.pa/entre-nos/alfredo-castillero-calvo-historia-y-actualidad

Olga de Obaldía, “‘Marketing’ electoral, ‘personal style,’” in “Vivir+ dominical,” La Prensa, 30 March 2014.

Tyler Patrick Reynagel, “Perceptions of Stakeholder Involvement in Georgia Policy Development: An Assessment of Values, Competencies, and Objectives,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Georgia, 2014.  https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/reinagel_tyler_p_201305_phd.pdf

Ann H. Ross and José Vicente Pachar, “Forensic Scientific Practice in Panama,” in W. J. Mike Groen, Nicholas Márquez-Grant, and Rob Janawa, Forensic Archaeology: A Global Perspective (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2015), pp. 247-70.

Irlanda Sotillo, “Presentan tercera edición de obra del expresidente Harmodio Arias Madrid,” La Prensa, 17 December 2014.http://www.prensa.com/entretenimiento/Presentan-expresidente-Harmodio-Arias-Madrid_0_4096840571.html#layerWebEd

Michelle Watts, Kate Brannum, and Kimberly Dannels Ruff, “Game of Norms: Panama, the International Community, and Indigenous Rights,”Latin American Policy, 5 (2014): 2–25.

Recent Conference Papers

“Civil Society Motivations and State Interests: The Foundation of Panama’s Red Cross,” XXXV Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Perú, 29 April-1 May 2017.

“Individuos y redes transnacionales: Lady Mallet y los valores humanitarios”, XVII Congreso colombiano de historia, Bogotá, 5-10 October 2015.

“Charismatic Leadership and Democracy in the Caribbean Basin: The Legacies of Arnulfo Arias and Luis Muñoz Marín” (revised), Conference on Democracy and Participation in Latin America, University of Sussex, UK, 19-21 March 2015.

Recent Lectures

“Justo Arosemena, el padre de nuestra nacionalidad y del derecho,” Tribunal de Contrataciones de Panamá, 10 August 2017.

“Justo Arosemena, padre de la nacionalidad,” Union Club of Panama, 9 August 2017.

“Justo Arosemena y la nacionalidad panameña,” keynote address at the special sesión on the bicentennial commemoration of the birth of Dr. Justo Arosemena, National Assembly of Panama, 9 August 2017.

“Justo Arosemena, nuestro gran estadista,” Academia Interamericana de Panamá, 4 August 2017.

“El Libertador Simón Bolívar, Justo Arosemena y el ideal republicano”, Sociedad Bolivariana de Panamá, 24 July 2017.

“El derecho de la mujer al voto en Panamá,” Fundación Arias Madrid, 5 June 2017.

Panelist, “Cruz Roja Panameña: un siglo salvando vidas,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panama, 20 April 2017.

“El centenario de la Cruz Roja Panameña,” Panamanian Red Cross, 15 March 2017.

“Lady Mallet y la fundación de la Cruz Roja Panameña,” Union Club of Panama, 13 March 2017.

“Constituyente y elección de convencionales,” Colegio Nacional de Abogados (Panama Bar Association), 17 January 2017..

Recent Opinion Editorials in La Prensa (Panama)

“La batalla del puente de Calidonia,” La Prensa, 26 July 2017.
http://www.prensa.com/opinion/batalla-puente-Calidonia_0_4810768976.html

“Reflexiones sobre el arte,” La Prensa, 12 July 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Reflexiones-arte_0_4800270028.html

“Candidatura independiente por la constituyente,” La Prensa, 28 June 2017.
http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Candidatura-independiente-constituyente_0_4789771097.html

“Terrorismo,” La Prensa, 14 June 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Maltrato-generalizado_0_4768773210.html

“Maltrato generalizado,” La Prensa, 31 May 2017.

“Preguntas sobre el canal,” La Prensa, 17 May 2017.  http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Preguntas-Canal_0_4758274284.html

“Libertad de prensa,” La Prensa, 3 May 2017.  http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Libertad-prensa_0_4747775270.html
  
“Abril convulsionado,” La Prensa, 19 April 2017.  http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Abril-convulsionado_0_4737276362.html

“Tiranías en Venezuela y Panamá,” La Prensa, 5 April 2017.  http://impresa.prensa.com/opinion/Tiranias-Venezuela-Panama_0_4726777432.html

“Las sombras de la impunidad,” La Prensa, 22 March 2017.  http://www.prensa.com/opinion/sombras-impunidad_0_4716278447.html

(with Ian Collard) “Sir Claude y Lady Mallet, una pareja histórica,” La Prensa, 15 March 2017.
http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Sir-Claude-Lady-Mallet-historica_0_4711028985.html

“Las mujeres y la Cruz Roja Panameña,” La Prensa, 8 March 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/sombras-impunidad_0_4716278447.html

“Una directiva inoperante,” La Prensa, 22 February 2017.  http://www.prensa.com/opinion/directiva-inoperante_0_4695280589.html

“La trayectoria de la corrupción,” La Prensa, 8 February 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/trayectoria-corrupcion_0_4684781616.html

 “El parque Héctor Gallego,” La Prensa, 25 January 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Parque-Hector-Gallego_0_4674282637.html

“Metas colectivas,” La Prensa, 11 January 2017. http://www.prensa.com/opinion/Metas-colectivas_0_4663783695.html

Other Recent Articles

“Julio cruento,” Revista Épocas (La Prensa), 30 July 2017.
“Bolívar, Justo Arosemena y el ideal republicano,” Revista Élite (Union Club of Panama), July 2017.
“La tradición humanitaria,” Revista Épocas (La Prensa), 25 June 2017.
“Trenes y ferrocarriles,” Revista Élite (Union Club of Panama), June 2017.
“Un traslado azaroso,” Revista Épocas (La Prensa), 28 May 2017.
“La Villa Hermosa de Arequipa, Revista Élite (Union Club of Panama), May 2017.
“Doña Matilde, Larita y el Chico de la Moñita,” Revista Épocas (La Prensa), 30 April 2017.
“Una visitante distinguida,” Revista Elite (Union Club of Panama), April 2017.
“Lady Mallet y la fundación de la Cruz Roja Panameña,” Revista Elite (Union Club of Panama), March 2017.
“Recuerdos de La Palma,” Revista Elite (Union Club of Panama), February 2017.
“Francisco Céspedes en el recuerdo,” Revista Épocas (La Prensa), 29 January 2017.
“Villa de Leyva, un sitio mágico,” Revista Elite (Union Club of Panama), January 2017.

Recent Press Citations and Appearances

Miguel Antonio Bernal, “Siembran vientos,” El Siglo, 31 July 2017.
http://elsiglo.com.pa/opinion/siembran-vientos/24015236

Andrea Gallo, “La denominación de ‘república’ ha perdido valor,” La Prensa, 25 July 2017.
http://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/denominacion-republica-perdido-valor_0_4810019078.html

“Comisión del bicentenario resalta legados de Simón Bolívar y Justo Arosemena,” Ministry of Foreign Relations of Panama, 25 July 2017.
http://www.mire.gob.pa/index.php/es/noticias-mire/10501-comision-del-bicentenario-resalta-legados-de-simon-bolivar-y-justo-arosemena

David Alejandro Chacón, “Sociedad Bolivariana de Panamá rinde ofrenda floral por el natalicio de Simón Bolívar,” El Venezolano, 24 July. http://elvenezolano.com.pa/sociedad-bolivariana-de-panama-rinde-ofrenda-floral-por-el-natalicio-de-simon-bolivar/

“Rinden homenaje al Libertador de América,” Metro Libre, 24 July 2017.

“Comisión del Bicentenario resalta legados de Simón Bolívar y Justo Arosemena,” Presidency of the Republic of Panama, 24 July 2017.
https://www.presidencia.gob.pa/Noticias/Comision-del-Bicentenario-resalta-legados-de-Simon-Bolivar-y-Justo-Arosemena

“Infidencias y confidencias,” El Siglo, 23 July 2017.
http://elsiglo.com.pa/opinion/infidencias-confidencias-23-julio-2017/24014080

Omar Ábrego, “Rendirán homenaje de Estado a Justo Arosemena,” Asamblea Nacional de Panamá, 18 July 2017.
http://www.asamblea.gob.pa/rendiran-homenaje-de-estado-a-justo-arosemena/

Mónica Guardia, “El voto de la mujer y el legado del Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid”, La Estrella de Panamá, 25 June 2017. http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/voto-mujer-legado-arnulfo-arias-madrid/24009286

Yolanda Sandoval, “Yolanda Sandoval pregunta”, La Prensa, 23 June 2017.
http://www.prensa.com/yolanda_sandoval_pregunta/

Juan José Rodríguez, “Juan Carlos Varela visitará hoy al mediodía a Trump”, Agence France Presse (AFP), 19 June 2017. https://metrolibre.com/index.php/principales/96065-juan-carlos-varela-visitara-hoy-al-mediodia-a-trump

Corina Briceño, “Panamá insiste en una salida negociada a la crisis en Venezuela”, El Venezolano, 2 June 2017. http://elvenezolano.com.pa/panama-insiste-en-una-salida-negociada-la-crisis-en-venezuela/

Jaime Figueroa Navarro, “Denos a su hijo, le volveremos un hombre,” El Panamá América, 2 June 2017. http://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/opinion/denos-su-hijo-le-volveremos-un-hombre-1072112

Juan José Rodríguez, “Creman restos de exdictador panameño Manuel Antonio Noriega”, RCN Noticias, 31 May 2017.
http://www.noticiasrcn.com/internacional-america/creman-restos-del-exdictador-panameno-manuel-antonio-noriega

Interviewed by Ricardo Lombana, “ECO 360,” Channel 23, Panama, 18 May 2017.
http://www.ecotvpanama.com/videos/guevara-mann-paises-deberian-sacar-a-sus-embajadores-de-venezuela/
http://www.ecotvpanama.com/videos/guevara-mann-constituyente-originaria-seria-una-solucion-para-el-pais/
http://www.ecotvpanama.com/videos/gobierno-de-venezuela-debe-ser-calificado-como-dictadura/

Gustavo Aparicio, “Más partidos, beneficios y riesgos,” La Prensa, 14 May 2017.

Eliana Morales Gil, “Lava Jato, Trump y un rayo encienden el Carnaval 2017,” La Prensa, 28 February 2017.
http://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Lava-Lato-Trump-encienden-Carnaval_0_4699780068.html

Gustavo Aparicio, “Piden emular a Justo Arosemena,” La Prensa, 24 February 2017.
http://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Piden-emular-Justo-Arosemena_0_4696780439.html

Delvin Castillo, “Honores a Justo Arosemena, político ejemplar,” Metro Libre, 24 February 2017.
http://metrolibre.com/nacionales/honores-a-justo-arosemena-politico-ejemplar-475

“Primer congreso ‘Pro Constituyente,'” El Siglo, 18 January 2017. http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/primer-congreso-constituyente/23981584

“Celebrarán primer congreso 'Pro Constituyente' en Panamá,” TVN Noticias, 17 January 2017. http://www.tvn-2.com/nacionales/Celebraran-congreso-Pro-Constituyente-Panama_0_4669033085.html

“Firma de convenio de cooperación con el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) y memorando de entendimiento con la familia Obarrio,” Panamanian Red Cross, 13 January 2017. http://www.cruzroja.org.pa/single-post/2017/01/13/Firma-de-Convenio-de-Cooperaci%C3%B3n-con-el-Museo-de-Arte-Contempor%C3%A1neo-MAC-Y-Memorando-de-Entendimiento-con-la-FLIA-Obarrio-de-Mallet

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