Armand Peschard-Sverdrup

Armand Peschard-Sverdrup is a Mexican political scientist and foreign policy specialist. He founded the policy firm Peschard Sverdrup International in 2004. Prior to his work at PS International, Peschard-Sverdrup was widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on Mexican international relations. He wrote numerous academic texts and policy papers on the topic while serving as the director of the Mexico Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Early life and education

Peschard-Sverdrup received a joint degree in political science and economics from Carleton University. He completed his graduate studies at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

CSIS

Recognized as one of the world's leading experts on Mexican international relations, Peschard-Sverdrup began at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as a research assistant focusing primarily on trade and investment, security, economics, and politics. He eventually rose to direct CSIS' Mexico Program, where he expanded the department's emphasis on the US and Mexico's bilateral relationship.

Peschard continues as a distinguished nonresident senior associate at CSIS.

PS International

Peschard-Sverdrup founded the international consulting firm PS International in 2004. After several years focusing exclusively on US-Mexico relations, Peschard-Sverdrup and the organization expanded globally, opening offices in Atlanta and Buenos Aires, in addition to its first office in Mexico City.

Since founding PS International, Peschard-Sverdrup has developed expertise in operational risk assessments, risk mitigation and management strategies, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and private equity financing, and business intelligence.

Writing

Peschard-Sverdrup has written several important texts on US-Mexico bilateral relations. They've received overwhelmingly positive assessments from US policy experts, including Thomas F. McLarty, as well as James Baker III, who wrote about Peschard's 2005 co-authored work, Mexican Governance: From Single-Party Rule to Divided Government:

Works

  • The Future of North America, 2025: Outlook and Recommendations (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2008),ISBN 978-0892065202
  • Mexican Governance: From Single-Party Rule to Divided Government (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2005),ISBN 978-0892064571
  • U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Water Management: The Case of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2003),ISBN 978-0892064243
  • Forecasting Mexico's Democratic Transition: Scenarios for Policymakers (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2003),ISBN 978-0892064380
  • New Horizons in U.S.-Mexico Relations: Recommendations for Policymakers (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2001),ISBN 978-0892063970
  • The New North America: A Guide to Relations with Canada and Mexico (Policy Papers on the Americas) (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1997)
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