Shannon K. O'Neil

Shannon K. O'Neil (Photo by Jordan Matter)Shannon K. O'Neil is the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on Latin America, U.S.-Mexico relations, global trade, corruption, democracy, and immigration, Dr. O’Neil has directed the Council's task forces on North America and on U.S.-Latin America relations. She is the author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead (Oxford University Press, 2013), a frequent guest on national broadcast news and radio programs, and has written commentary for numerous publications.

Dr. O’Neil is a member of the board of directors of Rassini SAB de CV and serves on the advisory committee for the Inter-American Foundation. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MA in international relations from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.