James Dunkerley is Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London. He was co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies, 1998-2006. Amongst his publications: Power in the Isthmus. A Political History of Modern Central America (1988); and Bolivia: Revolution and the Power of History in the Present (2007). (editor), He also edited the Foreign Office’s Confidential Print relating to Latin America for the years 1940-1956.
Halbert Jones is Senior Research Fellow in North American Studies. He is working with colleagues around the university to develop the College’s North American Studies Programme. Dr Jones’s research interests include the history and politics of twentieth-century Mexico and the international relations of North America. His new book, “The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State”, highlights the importance of international conditions to the process of political consolidation that was under way in Mexico during the early 1940s. He received his BA, MA, and PhD in history from Harvard University and was a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Centre for Latin American Studies. He has also served as an Historian in the Office of the Historian of the U.S. Department of State and as a Visiting Fellow at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City. Dr Jones is the Tutor for Admissions and Dean of the College.