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Douglas Friedman

Emeritus Faculty

Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843-452-6227
E-mail: friedmand@cofc.edu


Dr. Douglas Friedman was tenured faculty in the Department of Political Science for 27 years until his "retirement" after 35 years at the College of Charleston. He was the founding director of two popular programs on campus - International Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His main teaching and research interests include Comparative Politics in Latin America (Economic and Political Development, Revolution), and the Development of the State and Civil Society. Dr. Friedman founded and directed the Summer- and Semester-in-Cuba Programs from 2000 until 2016. He supervises students participating in Model Organization of American States (OAS) delegations and is Vice-President of the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas, which sponsors the Washington Model OAS.


Dr. Friedman has traveled  extensively in Latin America and is the author of The State and Underdevelopment in Spanish America: The Political Roots of Dependency in Peru and Argentina, published by Westview Press, "La sociedad civil en la Cuba contemporanea: la politica estadounidense y la realidad cubana." Temas (Havana), Numero 46 abril-junio 2006, and more recently, "Popular Education and Politics in Cuba: The Centro Memorial Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the Gramscian Civil Society Ideal," International Journal of Cuban Studies, Vol. 4, #1, Spring 2012.


Education

B.A., Richmond College, City University of New York, New York, New York
M.Phil., City University of New York, New York, New York
Ph.D., City University of New York, New York, New York