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Katherine E Bliss

Title

Adjunct Professor

Department

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
General profile

Phone

+1 202-775-3274

Alt. phone

(202)775-3274

Bio

Katherine E. Bliss is a senior fellow and deputy director with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and directs the CSIS Project on Global Water Policy. She is also a Senior Fellow with the CSIS Americas Program.

Before joining CSIS she was a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State, where she led work on environmental health in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science and received the Superior Honor Award in 2006. As a 2003-2004 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow she also served as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, where she covered issues related to global health, international women’s issues, Mexico, and the Summit of the Americas.

Previously she served on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she held tenure and was associate professor; she is currently an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University and teaches courses in the School of Foreign Service’s Center for Latin American Studies and Science, Technology and International Affairs Program.

Education

  • Post-doctoral work (2000-2001) Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Population and Development Studies
  • Ph.D. (1996) University of Chicago, Latin American History
  • A.M. (1990) Harvard University, History
  • A.B. (1989/1990) Harvard-Radcliffe College, History and Literature

Languages

  • Portuguese (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)