Denise Dresser

Mexico  |  Professor of Politics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)


Denise Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. She is a professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where she has taught comparative politics, political economy, and Mexican politics since 1991.

She writes a political column for the Mexican newspaper Reforma and the news weekly Proceso, and was the host of the political talk shows Entreversiones and El País de Uno. Dr. Dresser has been a member of the Research Council of the Forum for Democratic Studies, national Endowment for Democracy, the World Academy of Arts and Science, and the advisory board of Trans-National Research Corporation. She also served on the Citizens’ Committee in charge of investigating Mexico’s dirty war. She was on the board of the Human Rights Commission for Mexico City for 8 years, and she has also worked as a consultant to the UN Development Program, the Open Society Institute, Barings Research and the Bank of Montreal.

The World Policy Journal named her one of the 14 Latin American Women to “keep an eye on” in 2014 and Forbes has listed her as one of the 50 most powerful women in Mexico. She was recently awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government for her work on democracy, justice, gender equality and human rights.

Dresser was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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