Susan Kaufman Purcell Stepping Down From Her Post at the University of Miami

susan_purcellSusan Kaufman Purcell has announced that she is stepping down as director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami. She founded the center 11 years ago.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Miami, Dr. Purcell was vice president of the Americas Society, a not-for-profit educational institution focusing on Latin America and Canada. Prior to this, Dr. Purcell was senior fellow and director of the Latin America Project at the Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier she was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, serving under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

From 1969 to 1979, Dr. Purcell was a tenured professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author or editor of 10 books including Cuba: The Contours of Change (Lynne Rienner, 2000) and Japan and Latin America in the New Global Order (Lynne Rienner, 1992).

Dr. Purcell is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City, where she double majored in Spanish and Latin American literature. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

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  1. Bill Glade says:

    Just writing to say that I fervently hope you have escaped the hurricane and are safe and sound in some other location that Miami

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