Shannon K. O’Neil is the vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies. She is an expert on Latin America, U.S.-Mexico relations, global trade, corruption, democracy, and immigration. She directed CFR’s Independent Task Force on North America: Time for a New Focus, as well as the Independent Task Force on U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality.
Shannon is the author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead published by Oxford University Press. She is a frequent guest on national broadcast news and radio programs and her written commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica, Americas Quarterly, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She has testified before Congress on both Mexico and Latin America, and regularly speaks at global academic, business, and policy conferences. She also blogs on Latin America’s Moment, where she analyzes regional policy, and on the Development Channel, where she highlights debates and new approaches to addressing opportunity and exclusion in the global economy.
Before turning to policy, O’Neil worked in the private sector as an equity analyst at Indosuez Capital and Credit Lyonnais Securities.