Epsy Campbell Barr is the vice president of Costa Rica. She was previously the foreign minister and a member of the Costa Rican National Assembly and has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2003.
Campbell has been active in Afro-Caribbean affairs since entering politics. In 1996, she founded the Women’s Forum for Central American Integration, which she coordinated until 2001. Concurrently, she also coordinated the Network of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Women.
Campbell has published books and articles on democracy and inclusion, political and economic participation of women, people of African descent, sexism, and racism, among other topics. She is an expert in social development issues, political participation of women of African descent, and equality.
Campbell is currently on leave from the Dialogue until the end of her term.