Retired professor Jorge I. Dominguez is an accomplished writer and publisher based in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. With a doctorate in political science, Jorge I. Dominguez previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, one of the Fulbright Programs available in Guatemala.
The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international educational exchange program. The program’s mission is to foster international relations between people of the United States and other countries. Established in 1946 by Arkansas Senator William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program offers up to 4,500 grants annually.
Fulbright Programs in Guatemala include the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Hubert H. Humphrey Program, the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, and the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities. All programs provide a range of opportunities to young professionals, artists, graduate students, secondary school teachers, and Guatemalan professors. The programs range from six weeks to the duration of a grantee’s study. Over 200,000 people have benefited from Fulbright programs.
Jorge I. Dominguez graduated from Yale in 1967 summa cum laude, and earned his PhD from Harvard five years later. He was the chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies for about 14 years. During this time, Jorge I. Dominguez closely oversaw the selection of scholars into the Academy Scholars Program.
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose works display disciplinary excellence. These scholars usually specialize in the social sciences, and possess knowledge of the history and languages of cultures outside the US or Canada. Academy Scholars are appointed by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies for a two-year, in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship with financial support. Only recent PhD recipients or doctoral candidates in the social sciences (including law) are eligible for the Academy Awards Program.
Postdoctoral scholars receive a yearly stipend of $70,000, while scholars picked before getting their PhD get a $35,000 annual allowance until they obtain their doctorate. Scholars also receive funding for conference and research travel, health insurance coverage, and research assistants.
Jorge I. Dominguez retired in 2018 after an extensive career at Harvard University. As a professor for 46 years, Jorge Dominguez had a number of roles at Harvard, including director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCIA).
The WCFIA is dedicated to research in social sciences, and its mission is to help facilitate groundbreaking research for the students and faculty of Harvard. The center offers many ways to assist researchers and incorporates faculty members from across the university. Its focus is the study of international and transnational relations and the comparative experiences of peoples, politics, economies and societies around the globe.
Research requires funding, and the WCFIA offers help. Grants are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and faculty members.
The center also has numerous research groups that include students, faculty members, and visiting scholars. Postdoctoral researchers from other universities from all over the world and experienced practitioners from many countries are invited each year to pursue their goals in the social sciences.
Recently retired Harvard University professor Jorge Dominguez taught at the school from 1972 to 2018. Over the course of his career, Jorge Dominguez has authored and edited a wide range of books and articles on political science and international affairs. One of Dr. Dominguez’ most recent projects was co-editing The Cuban Economy in a New Era.
Subtitled “An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development,” the book features contributions from leading Cuban economists who have been collaborating with Harvard scholars for more than a decade. The Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies published the book in 2017 for distribution through the Harvard University Press.
The Cuban Economy in a New Era begins by examining a range of challenges within the Cuban economic system, including its bankrupt sugar industry and dilapidated public infrastructure. The book then outlines possible solutions to Cuba’s economic woes in areas that include macroeconomic policy, central planning, state enterprise management, and partnerships with global financial institutions.