Robert Donnelly is the Program Associate for the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Prior to coming to the Wilson Center in August 2008, Donnelly was most recently Coordinator of the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, a position he held from 2006. As Coordinator, Donnelly organized a nine-part working group meeting series that examined criminal justice reforms at the state level in Mexico, wrote and edited a monthly news synthesis on rule-of-law-related developments in Mexico, coordinated project publications, and assisted with the planning of a five-part speaker series on legal ethics. From 1997 to 2002 Donnelly worked a freelance and staff journalist in Mexico City, writing for trade publications, wire services, and magazines. Donnelly speaks fluent Spanish.