Lars Schoultz

The William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science

Schoultz holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and a master’s degree in Hispanic American studies from Stanford University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina. A student of inter-American relations, Schoultz is the author of many books involving the politics of Latin America. He has also co-edited four additional volumes on inter-American relations. His articles on Argentine politics, on the political implications of urbanization, and on the international protection of human rights have appeared in most of the principal journals of the discipline, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Journal of Politics, and the Political Science Quarterly. Schoultz has been the recipient of the Tanner Award (1982), the Class of 1994 Award, and the William C. Friday Award (2005), all for teaching excellence. He is a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the Order of the Grail-Valkyries, both student honoraries. He has held research fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the National Humanities Center. He is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association.

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