Marc Chernick was a professor of the practice of conflict resolution and human rights in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and previously served as a director at the Center for Latin American Studies. He also served as director of the Georgetown-Los Andes Program on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia; he was a member of the Latin America Initiative Faculty Committee (2016-2017). He died unexpectedly in April 2018.
International activities include:
- Lead a project to convene regional and community-level peace dialogues in conflict-affected regions of Colombia in anticipation of the signing of final peace accords in early 2016.
- Served as a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and the governments of Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
- Served as acting director of the Latin American studies program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and as the assistant director of the Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University.
- Author of Acuerdo Posible: Solución Negociada al Conflicto Armado Colombiano (2008) as well as multiple articles.