Contact Information


Political Database of the Americas (PDBA)
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Box 571026
Washington, DC 20057-1026

Tel: 202-687-0146
Fax: 202-687-0141




Valeria O. Buffo
Political Database of the Americas

Dr. Erick Langer
Center for Latin American Studies
Georgetown University


Research Students


Federica Volpe, Natalia Rivera, Siremorn Asvapromtada, Matthew Talvacchia (Content Manager), Darinka Vasquez and Gaspar Gomez (Collaborating Researchers - Comparative Constitutional Study), Veronica Alvarez (Collaborating Researcher - Legislative Institutions)


James Hauser, Charlie Fanning, Alexandra Endara, Eric Toler and Gabriel Maia (Collaborating Researchers - Electoral Systems)


Jana Nelson, Mike Coe, Taylor Jardno, Nicolás Caputo (Collaborating Researcher - Political Parties), Joaquin Ormeño Zelaya (Collaborating Researcher - Comparative Constitutional Study)

Special Mentions

Beatriz Ramacciotti (Director, 2005-2009)

Kelci Ibrahim (Content and Web-Design Specialist, 2005 - 2011)

Carlos Rodriguez Estenssoro (Collaborating Researcher - Constitutions)

Eugenia Garcia-Zanello (Researcher, 2008)

David Álvarez Veloso (Researcher, 2007-2008)

Daniela Garretón (Researcher, 2007-2008)

Courtney Elizabeth Smith (Researcher, 2007-2008)

Karen Bozicovich (Content Manager, 2004-2007)

Anne Morel (French Content Translation, 2006-2007)

Eileen Boyle (Researcher, 2006-2007)

Megan Morrisey (Researcher, 2006-2007)

Melinda Joyce St. Louis (Researcher, 2005-2006)

Peter Knight (Researcher, 2005-2006)