US-Latin American Relations in the Obama Era was session number four of a four session series to introduce Latin American themes and help teachers integrate area studies across the curriculum. The presentation by Dr. Williams provided an brief historical overview of US-Latin American relations, regional and international trends affecting US policy, and the Obama administration’s performance


Date: May 10, 2011


About the Presenter
Philip Williams is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies. He also co-directs the Latin American Immigrants in the New South Project. Williams received his M.Phil in Latin American Studies and D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 1986.
His scholarly work has appeared in numerous edited volumes and journals such as Comparative Politics,Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Latin American Perspecives, Latino Studies, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, andJournal of Church and State.
Williams has received a number of prestigious fellowships and grants from Fulbright, North-South Center, United States Institute of Peace, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Recently he received a major grant from the Ford Foundation to support a three-year study on Latin American immigrants in the New South.

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