Speaker: Dr. Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science, Amherst College

Dr. Corrales’ research focuses on democratization, presidential powers, foreign policy, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina for academic outlets as well as The New York Times. Among his several books, Dr. Corrales is co-author of Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chávez, and Fixing Democracy: Why Constitutional Change Often Fails to Enhance Democracy in Latin America. He is also the co-editor of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on LGBT Rights. One of the youngest scholars elected as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., Dr. Corrales has also been a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Center for Global Development, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.