Peter Hakim "is president of the Inter-American Dialogue. He writes and speaks widely on hemispheric issues, is regularly interviewed on radio and television, and has testified more than a dozen times before Congress. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Financial Times, and Christian Science Monitor. He was a vice president of the Inter-American Foundation and worked for the Ford Foundation in both New York and Latin America. He has taught at MIT and Columbia. He currently serves on boards and advisory committees for the Foundation of the Americas, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Foreign Affairs en Español, Intellibridge Corporation, and Human Rights Watch (see Human Rights Watch Americas Advisory Committee). He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
"Peter Hakim earned a B.A. at Cornell University, an M.S. in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School." 
- Former Director, International Center for Research on Women
- Member, Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Latin America 
- Policy Collaborator, Beckley Foundation 
- "Biography", Inter-American Dialogue, Accessed December 2006.