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#113 Research in Latin America and the Caribbean on International Relations and Foreign Policy: Some Impressions

By Abraham F. Lowenthal

This paper surveys the current state of research in Latin America and the Caribbean in the field of international relations. The paper outlines the intellectual and institutional development of international studies in the region and discusses the evolution of research priorities, with special reference to the potential complementarity between U.S. and Latin American scholarship. Appended to the paper is a descriptive inventory of some 65 Latin American institutions in which research is conducted specifically on international relations.

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Abraham Lowenthal

Abraham Lowenthal

Public Policy Scholar,
Founder, Latin American Program
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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more