Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin is a student of Latin American affairs with published research on hemispheric relations, citizen security, and the governance of cities.
His areas of expertise are U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations, contemporary Latin America, strategic planning, and social science research methodology.
Dr. Tulchin is a Senior Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars. He has just finished a book on the evolution of agency in Latin American foreign relations in which he examines the context in which nations consciously seek to express their autonomy and influence in the world community. He compares the history and current situation of the major nations in Latin America with the United States and how U.S. hegemonic pretensions affect hemispheric relations.
Dr. Tulchin has over 25 years of teaching experience as a professor of history and director of International Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he edited the Latin American Research Review, and as a faculty member of Yale University.
He holds a PhD in history from Harvard University, read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, UK, and received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, Massachusetts, U.S.
He has taught or lectured in nearly every country in the hemisphere during his career, published more than 100 scholarly articles and more than 70 books.
He has been a consultant to multilateral agencies, such as the World Bank, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).