Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Constantino Urcuyo

Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

  • Lic., University of Costa Rica, Law and Notary, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Paris V Sorbonne, Political Sociology, 1978
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA), Costa Rica, 1976-
  • Professor, University of Costa Rica, 1978-1990

Research & Teaching Specializations: Central America, Political Science, Democratic Culture

Related Experience
  • Member of the Board, Institute of Political Studies, INDEP, 1990-
  • Political Advisor, Social Christian Unity Party, 1986
  • Charter Member, Lizano and Urcuyo Law Firm, 1981-
  • Director, School of Political Science, University of Costa Rica, 1978-1984
  • Vice-President, Costa Rican Association for Development Organizations (ACORDE), 1986-1989
  • Vice-President, Association of Civic Formation, Costa Rica, 1986
  • President, Costa Rican Association of Political Science, 1984
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Costa Rica
Selected Publications
  • 1990. The Relationship between Civilians and the Military in Latin America. Costa Rica: Militarization or Adaptation to New Circumstances? Washington, D.C.: Lexington Books.
  • 1989. Elecciones Generales, Bolivia. San Jose: CAPEL.
  • 1987. El Papel de las Elecciones en los Procesos de Transicion a la Democracia. San Jose: CAPEL.
  • 1986. Alexis de Tocqueville y la Democracia en America. San Jose: Autonomous University of Central America.
  • 1986. Los Derechos Humanos como Objeto de Reflexion de la Ciencia Politica. San Jose: Interamerican Institute of Human Rights.