Luis Guillermo Solís was president of Costa Rica from 2014 until May 8, 2018. Before entering politics, Solis had a long career as an academic and consultant, including as associate professor at the University of Costa Rica, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan, an advisor to the Oscar Arias administration, director of the Center for Peace and Reconciliation, and program coordinator of the Center for the Administration of Justice at Florida International University, among other positions. Solís is now a visiting scholar at the Green Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Florida International University.
He is a member of the center-left Citizens’ Action Party (PAC), but before that he was active in the National Liberation Party (PLN), advising Oscar Arias on the Esquipulas Peace Agreement, for which Arias later won a Nobel Peace Prize. Solís joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2018.