Professor and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University
Riordan Roett has been a member of the board of directors of Legg Mason Global Asset Management for a number of closed-end mutual funds, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bretton Woods Committee, a recipient of the Order of Rio Branco from the government of Brazil with the rank of commander, a recipient of the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins from the government of Chile with the rank of gran oficial. Roett has been recognized for contributions to SAIS with establishment of the Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies in 2004. He is a former consultant to Chase Manhattan Bank in various capacities and was a faculty fellow of the World Economic Forum at the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. He also served as national president of the Latin American Studies Association.
Roett holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.