Viridiana Rios

Viridiana Rios

PhD in Government, 2013.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University, 2019.
Viridiana Rios


Global Fellow, The Mexico Institute, 2016-present.

Fellow, The Wilson Center for International Scholars, 2015-2016.

CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos?, a Mexican think tank that studies economic development, 2014-2015.

Winner of the Will H. Moore  III Prize, Peace Science Society, 2019. Awarded for the paper published in the Journal of Conflict Management or Conflict Management and Peace Science that most effectively addresses issues related to the integrity and respect accorded to individual political rights and freedoms.

Selected by the Mexican Senate as the youngest selection commissioner of the National Anticorruption System, 2016. 

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Leonard D. White Award, honoring the best dissertation in the field of public administration for her dissertation is titled, "How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico's Drug War," 2014.

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