Douglas Friedman

International Studies Program

Dr. Douglas Friedman is Director of the  International Studies Program.  He received his B.A. from Richmond College, City University of New York and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate School and has been a faculty member at the College of Charleston since 1983.  Dr. Friedman's main teaching and
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research interests include Comparative Politics - Latin America, Economic and Political Development, Revolution; and Political Theory - Ancient, Medieval and Modern.  Dr. Friedman has directed the Summer and Semester in Cuba Programs since 2000.  He supervises students participating in Model Organization of American States (OAS) delegations and is co-Coordinator of  the Washington D.C. 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.


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You can reach me by e-mail at: friedmand@cofc.edu