SCOPE 2017
Keynote speakers

Laurence WHITEHEAD
University of Oxford

Laurence Whitehead is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and Senior Fellow of the College. During 2005/6 he served as Acting Warden (2005-06) there. In 2011-12 he served as Senior Proctor of the University. 

His most recent books are Latin America: A New Interpretation (Palgrave, 2006 second revised updated edition 2010), and Democratization: Theory and Experience (Oxford University Press, 2002). His recent edited publications include Illiberal Practices: Territorial Variance within Large Federal Democracies (jointly with Jacqueline Behrend; Johns Hopkins UP, 2016), The Obama Administration and the Americas: Shifting the Balance (jointly with Abraham F. Lowenthal and Theodore J. Piccone; Brookings Press, 2010),  Democratization in America: A Comparative –Historical Analysis (jointly with Desmond King, Robert C. Lieberman, and Gretchen Ritter; Johns Hopkins UP, 2009) and Criminality, Public Security and the Challenges of Democracy in Latin America (jointly with Marcelo Bergman; Notre Dame University Press, 2009). Among his many journal articles the latest is on “The ‘Puzzle’ of Autocratic Resilience: the Case of Cuba” in The Third World Quarterly (autumn 2016). 

He is editor of the Oxford University Press series ‘Studies in Democratization’ and President of the Conseil Scientifique of the Institut des Ameriques in Paris, and belongs to the steering committee of the Red Eurolatinoamericana de Gobernabilidad para el Desarrollo.