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Hector Schamis

Hector Schamis is an adjunct professor in the Center for Latin American Studies in the School of Foreign Service.

Hector E. Schamis is a researcher and professor of political economy and democracy in Latin America and post-socialist countries. Professor Schamis has a PhD from Columbia University. Before becoming a professor at Georgetown University, Dr. Schamis taught at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame in the United States. He was a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge in England, a researcher at the Corporation for Latin American Research in Santiago, Chile, and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to his weekly column in Spain's El País newspaper, Schamis has published articles in La Nación and Argentina's El Clarín newspaper. He has also written in numerous academic journals such as Comparative Politics, World Politics and the Journal of Democracy. Professor Schamis's research has led him to collaborate on projects with the United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has designed and implemented seminars and programs focused on corruption, privatization strategies, and electoral administration of new democracies for governments, universities, and international agencies.

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