Dr. Jorge Lanzaro

 Dr. Jorge Lanzaro is professor of political science and founding director of the Instituto de Ciencia Política at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo. He is the author of several publications on democracy and presidential governments, including his book, Presidencialismo y Parlamentarismo: América Latina y Europa Meridional (2012, in Spanish), and Political Parties and Democracy (2010, co-edited with Kay Lawson). He has served as a visiting professor at universities in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and has held fellowships at the Fulbright Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. During his NED fellowship, Dr. Lanzaro plans to work on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Social Democratic Governments in Latin America: Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, covering the presidencies of Lula da Silva (2003–2010), Ricardo Lagos (2000–2006), Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010) and Tabaré Vázquez (2005–2010).