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Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Political Science, 1988
Ariel Armony is the University of Pittsburgh's senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies. He is the former director or the University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies. During his tenure as director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami, Armony has encouraged cross-disciplinary work between scholars in a wide range of fields and has been instrumental in bringing to campus important academic and political figures such as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. As the Weeks Professor in Latin American Studies and professor of international studies at the University of Miami, Armony is widely respected for his research in democratization, civil society, human rights, and the role of China in Latin America. He is the author of two books and has edited four. His book The Dubious Link: Civic Engagement and Democratization (Stanford, 2004) was a university press best seller. His work has been published in a number of highly respected journals in the United States, Colombia, Argentina, and China.
Prior to holding his positions at the University of Miami, Armony served as a professor and director of the Latin American Studies Program at Colby College, Fulbright Scholar at Nankai University in China, and residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He has been invited to speak before a wide range of groups such as the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.