Kevin Casas-Zamora is Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He holds a law degree from the University of Costa Rica, a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Essex, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oxford. He was previously Secretary for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States (OAS) and non-resident Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Program’s Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution. From 2006 to 2007, Casas-Zamora served as second Vice President and Minister of National Planning in Costa Rica. He was also general coordinator of Costa Rica’s award-winning National Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He is the author of highly regarded studies on campaign finance, elections, democratic governance, and citizen security in Latin America. In 2007, Casas-Zamora was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.