GlobalSource Partners’ Chile Political Analyst Dr. Robert Funk is one of Chile’s leading political scientists. He currently teaches political science at the Institute for Public Affairs of the University of Chile. Previously he served as Executive Director of Plural, a think tank dedicated to promoting democratic reform in Chile. As a partner in Andes Risk Group, he consults on Latin American political risk for a variety of government and private sector institutions.
Dr. Funk is a former president of the Chilean Political Science Association and was Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Affairs of the University of Chile. In addition to comparative and Latin America politics, his research specialties include democratization, the presidency as an institution, and the political elite in Latin America. Widely sought by the media for his balanced analysis of current political events, Dr. Funk is a frequent commentator on radio and television both in Chile and internationally, and for five years was a regular columnist for Capital, a business magazine, until its closure in 2020. He holds a Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.