Douglas Friedman

International Studies Program

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.

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