Jorge I. Domínguez, Ph.D.

Title: Antonio Madero Professor Emeritus of Government
Company: Harvard University
Location: Center Harbor, New Hampshire, United States

Jorge I. Domínguez, Ph.D., Antonio Madero Professor Emeritus of Government at Harvard University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government and higher education.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Domínguez immigrated to the United States nearly two years after the inception of the Cuban Revolution. Influenced by the turmoil of the revolution, he discovered the importance of politics and desired to delve into history, political science and government. Receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1967, he subsequently attended the prestigious Harvard University, where he earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in political science in 1968 and 1972, respectively.

After obtaining his degrees, Dr. Domínguez served as an assistant professor at Harvard University beginning in 1972, remaining with the institution for the remainder of his career. Advancing to Frank G. Thomson professor of government in 1993, he also served as the Clarence Dillon professor of international affairs from 1996 to 2006, when he ultimately attained emeritus status. Focusing his research primarily on the domestic and international politics of Latin American countries, he continued to serve as chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies until 2018. While serving as a professor, he also acted as the chairman of various departments and the vice provost for international affairs within Harvard University.

Throughout his career, Dr. Domínguez authored, co-authored and edited myriad books regarding Latin American history and politics, most recently editing “The Cuban Economy in a New Era” in 2017. The former president of the Latin American Studies Association, the New England Council for Latin American Studies and the Institute of Cuban Studies, he has been recognized for his contributions to the field. He received the Joseph Levenson Memorial Teaching Award from Harvard University in 1991, as well as the Lifetime Academic Award from the Cuban section of the Latin American Studies Association in 2010. Likewise, he was a Fulbright-Hays fellow in the 1980s and a junior fellow at Harvard University during his doctoral studies.

Married to Mary Alice Kmietek since 1967, Dr. Domínguez is the proud father of two children and grandfather of six grandchildren. He enjoys hiking in his spare time. Notably, he has been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Politics and Who’s Who in the East.

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