Dennis P. Petri is the Director of the Foundation Platform for Social Transformation. He previously worked for the European Office of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in Costa Rica, the Economic and Social Council of the Netherlands and the Strategic Research Program of Bolivia. Petri holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics with a specialty in Latin America from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po), fellow of excellence of the French government. He is a PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a visiting Professor at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford (United Kingdom). As a Mexican-Dutch author he has published on freedom of religion, religion and politics, social dialogue, parliamentary reform and democratic assistance. His most recent publication is Aprendamos a incidir: estrategias y herramientas para una incidencia política efectiva (2017). He has testified in the parliaments of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.