RFK Visiting Professor

The Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship in Latin American Studies was created at Harvard University in 1986 through a generous gift from Edmond Safra and the Republic of New York Corporation. The endowment enables Harvard to regularly invite eminent Latin Americans from any field, a composer one year, an historian the next, an architect, physiologist, legal scholar, banker, novelist, poet, economist, sociologist, anthropologist, to teach at the University for one semester. Each year, the Center invites faculty members to nominate eminent scholars or practitioners for the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship in Latin American Studies. RFK Professors may be appointed in any department or school of the University, but must be currently residing in Latin America and are typically appointed for one semester.

2017-18 RFK Visiting Professor

Marcos Cueto

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor
Marcos Cueto, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, in Rio de Janeiro
Hosted at the Department of History of Science, FAS

2016-17 RFK Visiting Professor

Helena Alviar

Helena Alviar

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor

Helena Alviar, Universidad de Los Andes Law School, Colombia. Professor Alviar studied law at Universidad de los Andes and holds a Master’s and a JD from...

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2015-16 RFK Visiting Professors

Raul Zurita

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor
Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Raul Zurita is perhaps one of the most celebrated living Latin American poets. During the Chilean dictatorship that lasted from 1973 to 1990, Zurita...

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Luis Jaime Castillo Butters

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor
Professor of Archaeology, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú

Luis Jaime Castillo Butters is a Professor of Archaeology at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú, where he was also Dean of International Relations...

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