Bill Gelfeld is a professor of international relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, teaching courses on international political economy, international development, international organization, and foreign policy, among others. Dr. Gelfeld earned his PhD in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and his dissertation research focused on preventing term limit deviations in low- and middle-income democracies. Prior to working at RAND, he worked in emergency and disaster relief for the NGO Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, the Central African Republic, Niger, Cameroon, and the Dominican Republic. He holds master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. His research interests include comparative governance, international development, transnational threats, and food security, among other issues.