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On Thursday, February 15, at Colby College in Waterville Joseph Tulchin, will present “Theory and Policy: Convergence and Divergence between Academics and Latin American Public Policy.” Tulchin is director of the Latin American program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan public policy forum located in Washington, D.C. The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge.

Tulchin will discuss how academic debates can influence the policy process and where they fall short. He has served as a consultant to many public agencies and private corporations, and as a member of policy study groups for the Departments of Commerce, State and Defense, the National Security Council and other organizations. His areas of expertise include national security policy, U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations and contemporary Latin America.

Tulchin is currently editor of Current Studies on Latin America. He previously taught at Yale and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has served as editor of the Latin American Research Review. This event is sponsored by Colby’s Latin American studies program.