Bio

Martin Weinstein is Professor Emeritus of political science at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Weinstein is the author of Uruguay: The Politics of Failure and Uruguay: Democracy at the Crossroads and the editor of Revolutionary Cuba in the World Arena. He is the co-editor, with Abraham Lowenthal, of Kalman Silvert: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy. He was an adjunct professor of politics in the graduate program in Latin American Studies at New York University for some twenty years. He is the author of more than three dozen articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on Uruguay, U.S.-Latin American relations, and human rights in Latin America. Weinstein is the recipient of two Fulbright awards and has lectured at Columbia University, New York University, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as at several institutions of higher education in Argentina and Uruguay.  Weinstein testified as an expert witness before the House International Relations Committee in Washington, D.C., worked on human rights campaigns with Amnesty International and serves on the Board of Directors of Reaching U, an education foundation based in Uruguay. In 2004 he was honored with the creation of a $5,000 annual scholarship bearing his name established by Mr. Michael Perry, a WPU political science graduate.