Dr. Douglas Friedman is Associate Professor Emeritus. He retired from the College of Charleston after 35 years. He was the founding Director of both the International Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programs. 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 . Dr. Friedman's main teaching and research interests include Comparative Politics - Latin America, Economic and Political Development, Revolution; 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.