Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Manuel Alcántara appointed director of FLACSO-Spain

July 25th, 2014

Manuel Alcántara Sáez, former Greenleaf Chair for Latin American Studies (2010), has been appointed as director of FLACSO-Spain. FLACSO is an international, intergovernmental organization consisting of 18 member states currently developing academic activities in 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the last session of its General Assembly, FLACSO decided to create FLACSO-Spain and appoint Alcántara as its director.

Alcántara has been a Professor at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and since 1993 is a tenured Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Salamanca. He is also a visiting professor emeritus of FLACSO-Ecuador. His teaching and research revolve around Latin American comparative politics, focusing on issues of representative democracy and political elites. He has taught in Latin American, North American, Japanese and European universities and has conducted research at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent work as author is “El Oficio de Politico” (Tecnos: Madrid, 2012) and, as coeditor, “Elections and Politics in Latin America (2009-2011)” (Miguel A. Porrúa: Mexico, 2013).

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