Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program
Sofía Corzo is an intern at the Inter-American Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program. A senior at Harvard University, she studies Social Studies, an interdisciplinary concentration which involves Government, Sociology, History, Economics, and Anthropology, with a focus field on human rights and transitional justice in Latin America. She plans to write her undergraduate thesis on the institutional consequences of shared-sovereignty mechanisms in Guatemala vis-à-vis democratization processes. She previously worked at the Museo Sitio de Memoria ESMA in Buenos Aires. She is currently the Secretary-General at Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America, an educational conference that will take place in June 2021. She was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
On April 14, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America”. The panel discussed a new report published by the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and authored by María Luisa Romero, Luisa Stalman, and Azul Hidalgo Solá, which examined how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted prison policies in Latin America.
On March 30, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, with support from Global Affairs Canada, hosted the online event “Freedom of Expression and Elections in Nicaragua”. The panel discussed how restrictions on freedom of the press have affected journalism in the country, and how these restrictions will impact the upcoming elections on November 7 of this year.
On March 16, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Fundamedios, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas at the University of Miami, hosted Media and Democracy in the Americas IV, a conference that convened journalists, academics, and prominent researchers from Latin America and the United States.