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Eric Hershberg

Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies Department of Government

Eric Hershberg is director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a professor of government at American University. From 2007-2009 he was President of the Latin American Studies Association while serving as professor of political science and director of Latin American Studies at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada. From 1990-2006 he worked as a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York City. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught at New York University, Southern Illinois University, Columbia, Princeton and the New School. His research has focused primarily on the comparative politics of Latin America, and on the political economy of development in the region. Most recently, Hershberg has conducted studies of community integration of Central American migrants to various parts of the United States. He has served as a consultant to numerous development and educational agencies, including the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the World Bank, the Chilean Ministry of the Economy, and the Swedish International Development Agency, and is a member of numerous editorial boards. He speaks frequently with major media outlets about public affairs in Latin America and issues affecting Latino communities in the United States.


B.A. Indiana University M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Languages Spoken
Fluent Spanish and French, Conversational Portuguese, Reading knowledge Catalan and Italian

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(202) 885-6172

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