Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

Venezuela |  Director, Organization of American States

 Co-coordinator of the Working Group to Address the Regional Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees


Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian is Director of the Department of Social Inclusion at the OAS Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity and has over 15 years of professional and research experience in Latin American and Caribbean issues. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on issues relating to democracy, and elections, social inclusion and equity, among other topics, with a specific focus on gender and groups in vulnerable situations in the Americas. She is the former Director of the OAS Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation, where she led the professionalization of the electoral work of the OAS. In 2008 and again in 2016, she received the OAS General Secretariat Outstanding Performance Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the Organization.

Betilde holds a PhD in Political Science from Florida International University (Miami, FL) and a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of South Florida. Her most recent publications include the edited volume “Women, Politics and Democracy in Latin America” published in 2017 by Palgrave McMillan (NY, NY), and the book “Inequality and Social Inclusion: Overcoming Inequality Towards more Inclusive Societies”, recently published by the OAS.

Muñoz was an event speaker at the Dialogue. 

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