About the Interamerican Institute for Democracy

About the Interamerican Institute for Democracy2019-05-08T16:11:26-04:00

President

Maurice Ferre

Born in Puerto Rico, Ferre attended the University of Miami. His career in politics began in 1966, when he became a Florida State Representative. He then served as the commissioner of Miami, (1967–1970). In 1973, he was elected mayor of Miami, becoming the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city. A Democrat, he served as mayor for twelve years. Ferre has also worked as a banker and business consultant and has held various research and teaching posts

Executive Director

Carlos Sánchez Berzaín

Attorney, experienced in Constitutional Law, master’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree in Sociology, Political Scientist. A founding member of the Judicial Bolivian Ateneo. Professor of Constitutional Law and Public International Law. Professor of Political Analysis of the Maicop, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain 2011 – 1013. Professor and member of the academic staff of the Master in Image Advice and consultancy policy MAICOP of the University Camilo José Cela, Spain. It has sponsored in Bolivia historical causes in defense of fundamental freedoms and the control of constitutionality.

Institutional Counselors
Maurice Ferré
Armando Valladares
Guillermo Lousteau Heguy
Carlos Alberto Montaner
Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
James Cason
César Vidal
Oscar García Mendoza
Diego Arria
Gerardo Bongiovanni
Mariano Caucino
Enrique Ghersi
Cayetano Llobet †
José Ignacio Garcia Hamilton †
Horacio Aguirre †
Virgilio Beato †

Board of Directors
Rodrigo Arboleda
Luis Beltran Guerra
María Fernanda Egas
Marcel D. Feraud
Luis Fleischman
Roberto Macho
Carlos Alberto Montaner
Beatrice Rangel
María Teresa Romero
Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
Raul Valdéz-Fauli
Armando Valladares

Human Rights
Armando Valladares
Marcel Feraud
James Keeble
Alberto Valencia

Academic Investigations
Guillermo Lousteau Heguy
María Teresa Romero
Alberto Valencia

Public Relations
Beatrice E. Rangel
Press
Luis Leonel León
María Fernanda Egas
Executive Assistant
Carlos Alberto Montaner

Administration
Roberto Macho
Fundraising
José Brechner
Raúl Valdéz-Fauli
Executive Assistant
Teresita Ramos

The Interamerican Institute for Democracy is a non-profit organization under regulation 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS.) Contributions are suitable for corporate matching. We receive contributions (tax-deductible within legal limitations) from persons, foundations, and business entities.