John H. Coatsworth

John H. Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history.

Coatsworth served as Dean of SIPA for four years before being named Provost of Columbia University in 2012, a role he held for nearly eight years. He previously served as the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University (1992–2007), where he was the founding director of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the chair of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies. Prior to his work at Harvard, Coatsworth was a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago (1969–1992). Other academic posts have included visiting professorships at El Colegio de México, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National University of Buenos Aires, the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, and the Instituto Ortega y Gassett in Madrid.

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  • Served on the Advisory Board from from 2008-2020
  • Interviewed for Print issue Vol 66.2 The Rise of Latin America (published in 2012-13)