Tom Hare

Phone: (574) 631-0075

Tom Hare

Senior Researcher and Co-Director of the Central America Research Alliance

Areas of Expertise: Northern Triangle; Effective States & Governance; Gang Violence & Drugs; Local Capacity Building; Migration; Poverty

Tom Hare is a senior researcher and Co-Director of the Central America Research Alliance (CARA). In this role, he develops, implements, and evaluates international development programs. Hare's research primarily examines rule of law and human rights programs in Central America. His experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of international development programs includes work funded by the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, United Nations, and private donors.

Hare is the author of Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America (Fordham University Press), which was released in 2018. Additionally, he has conducted programs and research fieldwork in Spain, Lithuania, Bosnia, South Africa, Uganda, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.    

Hare holds a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from Saint Louis University, as well as a dual master's in development management and policy from Georgetown University and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina.