Dr. Hector E. Schamis Weekly Column in El Pais

Headshot of Dr. Schamis Dr. Hector E. Schamis researches and teaches on political economy and democratization in Latin America and post-socialist countries. Professor Schamis received his PhD from Columbia University.

Before coming to Georgetown University, Dr. Schamis had appointments at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and the Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. He was also a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England, at CIEPLAN (Corporation for Latin American Economic Research) in Santiago, Chile, and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

In addition to his weekly El País column, Dr. Schamis has also published pieces for “La Nación” and “Clarín”, two Buenos Aires-based newspapers. He has also written articles for academic journals such as Comparative Politics, World Politics, the Journal of Democracy. In addition, Dr. Schamis wrote a book titled Re-Forming the State: The Politics of Privatization in Latin America and Europe which was published in 2002 by the University of Michigan Press.   Dr. Schamis’s research has led to collaboration on research projects with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (UN-ECLA) and with the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB). He has also designed and implemented workshops and programs focused on corruption, privatization strategies, and the electoral administration of new democracies for governments, donors, universities and international agencies.


To read Dr. Schamis’s weekly columns, visit the El Pais webpage.


Dr. Hector Schamis’s weekly column in El Pais is not approved or endorsed by Georgetown University or the Center for Latin American Studies. The articles posted do not represent the views, opinions or policies of the University.