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Dr. Pamela K. Starr is Director of the US-Mexico Network @ USC, an associate professor (NTT) in Public Diplomacy and the School of International Relations, and a university fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy She came to USC from the Eurasia Group, one of the world's leading global political risk advisory and consulting firms, where she was senior analyst responsible for Mexico. Prior to that, she spent eight years in Mexico as a professor of Latin American political economy at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a private university in Mexico City. Dr. Starr is an active speaker, commentator, and author on Mexican politics, economic policy, security affairs, and foreign policy, US-Mexico relations, and economic policy-making in Latin America. She is the author of a 2009 Pacific Council on International Policy report on U.S.-Mexico relations, a Council on Foreign Relations report on the 2006 Mexican election, and most recently an essay on “U.S.-Mexican Relations and Mexican Domestic Politics” (published in the Oxford Handbook on Mexican Politics). Starr has advised the US Secretary of State, the US Ambassador to Mexico and other high-level officials from the Mexican and the US executive branches, as well as US mayors and members of Congress, and the staff of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the US and Mexican Senates. She has also worked as a consultant to investment banks and securities firms. Dr. Starr is an associate of the Inter-American Dialogue and is an active member of the Latin American Studies Association. After receiving her PhD from the University of Southern California in 1993, Dr. Starr worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles before moving to ITAM in 1997.
Recent Publications by Pamela Starr
June 28, 2012 - What Mexico's Election Means for the Drug War
January 13, 2012 - The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics, Oxford University Press.
February 2012 - Mexico’s Big, Inherited Challenge, Current History.
January 2010 - Globalization, Interdependency and Public Diplomacy, PDiN Monitor, Volume 1, Issue 1
April 6, 2009 - Smart Power Meets Star Power: Hillary Clinton in Mexico CPD Blog
Pamela Starr in the News
June 28, 2012 - The Council on Foreign Relations published CPD Research Fellow Pamela Starr report on the recent U.S.-Mexico relations in terms of Mexico's election and the drug war