Julian Gerez is a PhD student in political science, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. He is interested in the institutional causes and consequences of violence by non-state actors, particularly in the context of political and economic development. His regional focus is on Latin America.
Mr. Gerez holds a BA in political science from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to Columbia, he worked as a research assistant for the Bank of the Republic in Colombia, Northwestern University, and the American Institutes for Research.