The late Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin was a student of Latin American affairs with published research on hemispheric relations, citizen security and the governance of cities.
His areas of expertise were U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations, contemporary Latin America, strategic planning, and social science research methodology.
Dr. Tulchin was a Senior Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.
Dr. Tulchin taught for over 25 years 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 held a PhD in history from Harvard University, read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, Massachusetts, U.S.
He 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 was 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).