Kevin Casas Zamora

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Kevin Casas-Zamora
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Casas-Zamora at the Inter-American Dialogue
Second Vice President of Costa Rica
In office
May 8, 2006 – September 22, 2007
President Óscar Arias
Preceded by Luis Fishman Zonzinski
Succeeded by Luis Liberman Ginsburg
Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica
In office
May 8, 2006 – September 22, 2007
Preceded by Linette Saborío Chaverri
Succeeded by Roberto Gallardo Núñez
Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue
Assumed office
2015
Personal details
Residence Washington D.C., United States
Alma mater University of Costa Rica, University of Essex, Oxford University

Kevin Casas-Zamora (born August 4, 1968) is a Costa Rican politician, lawyer and political scientist. Casas-Zamora is Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, a policy research center based in Washington D.C. Prior to that he was Secretary for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States [1] and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.[2] He also served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy as well as second Vice President of Costa Rica under Oscar Arias from May 8, 2006[3] until September 22, 2007.[4]

He earned his JD from the University of Costa Rica, his MA from the University of Essex, and his DPhil from the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis, titled “Paying for Democracy in Latin America: Political Finance and State Funding for Parties in Costa Rica and Uruguay,” won the 2004 Jean Blondel PhD Prize from the European Consortium for Political Research for best thesis in politics in Europe and was later developed into a book, under the title "Paying for Democracy."[5] In 2007 Casas-Zamora was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OAS :: Officials". oas.org. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Casas-Zamora | Brookings Institution". brookings.edu. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ EFE (8 March 2006). "Las autoridades electorales de Costa Rica declaran oficialmente a Óscar Arias vencedor – Internacional – EL PAÍS". internacional.elpais.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  4. ^ "TSE, 2714-E-2007". tse.go.cr. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Jean Blondel PhD Prize Winners - ECPR Prizes and Awards". ecpr.eu. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  6. ^ "The Forum of Young Global Leaders | World Economic Forum". weforum.org. Retrieved 2016-06-20.