Jennifer McCoy is director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program and professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has led the Carter Center’s election-monitoring missions in Venezuela since 1998 and its mediation of Venezuela’s political conflict in 2002–2004. She is coeditor of The Unraveling of Venezuelan Representative Democracy.
International Mediation in Venezuela analyzes the effort of the Carter Center and the broader international community to prevent violent conflict, to reconcile a deeply divided society, and to preserve democratic processes. From their perspective as facilitators of the intervention and as representatives of the Carter Center, Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez present an insider account of mediation at the national and international level.