Manuel Orozco "is a senior associate at the Inter-American Dialogue, where he serves as executive director of the Remittances and Rural Development project funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development. He is chair of Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. Orozco taught political science at the University of Akron, Ohio, and international relations in Costa Rica. Orozco holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, masters in public administration and Latin American studies, and a B.A. in international relations from the National University of Costa Rica." 
Currently a member Research Consortium on Remittances in Conflict and Crises at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. 
- "Biography", Inter-American Dialogue, Accessed December 2006.