Ariel Armony, Ph.D.
(University of Pittsburgh)

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Dr. Ariel C. Armony, Director of the University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), a Title VI National Resource Center, is also the Weeks Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of International Studies at UM’s College of Arts and Sciences. He has published extensively about democratization, civil society, human rights, military issues, and the role of China in Latin America. After receiving his Licenciatura in philosophy and literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Dr. Armony worked as a print, television and radio journalist as well as a writer and producer in Argentina. He subsequently received his doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Armony has been a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Fulbright Scholar at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. His research has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, the International Development Research Centre, and the Inter-American Foundation, among others. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Armony has served as a consultant for the US State Department, Argentina’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, and Honduras’ National Commissioner for Human Rights. His publications includeArgentina, the United States, and the Anti-Communist Crusade in Central America(1997); The Dubious Link: Civic Engagement and Democratization (University Press Bestseller, 2004)and the co-edited volumes Repression, Resistance, and Democratic Transition in Central America (2001); The New Left in Latin America (2009)and From the Great Wall to the New World: China and Latin America in the 21st Century, to be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2012.


Latin America and China: The New Dynamics