Area of Expertise
Latin America, Central America, Cuba, Immigration, US Latin America policy
Eric Hershberg is director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a professor of government. From 2007-2009 he was professor of political science and director of Latin American Studies at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada. 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. Prior to arriving at SFU he served for fifteen years as a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York City. His research focuses on the comparative politics of Latin America, and on the politics of development. Current research projects analyze the state of democracy and emerging development strategies in South America, and the ways in which elites exercise power in Central America. He has served as a consultant to numerous development and educational agencies, including the Ford Foundation, the World Bank and the Swedish International Development Agency. He has appeared on several radio and television shows. He is also frequently quoted in the New York Times and in the international press.