Hal Weitzman is executive director, intellectual capital at University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is also an adjunct assistant professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago.
Weitzman grew up in Wales.
He joined the newspaper in 2000 on the FT's Op-Ed desk, moved onto Americas News Editor in 2002 and then served as the paper's Andean correspondent based in Lima, Peru from 2004 to 2007 covering Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile. Weitzman is the author of a book released in 2012 titled "Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering." 
His work also has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, The Australian and Jane's Foreign Report.
He attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow. He was an undergraduate at Leeds, gained a master's at Oriel College.
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