Joseph Bateman

Program Officer
Areas of Expertise: 
Brazil, Mexico, Central America, Peru, Citizen Security, Regional and Military Security Policy

Joseph Bateman coordinates WOLA's Brazil work, including issues of human rights, citizen security, drug policy, and rural poverty. He also conducts research and strategic communications for the Citizen Security program.

Mr. Bateman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi with degrees in International Studies and Spanish, focusing on politics and economics in Latin America. His senior thesis dealt with political transitions in post-Fujimori Peru and the June 2009 conflict in Bagua, Peru. As an undergraduate, he taught English in Trujillo, Peru and studied in Quito, Ecuador and Córdoba, Argentina. He previously served as an intern with WOLA during the fall of 2008, working with the Rights and Development program.

Education: 

B.A. University of Mississippi, International Studies and Spanish

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