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Kurtz to speak on the social foundations of institutional order Oct. 16

Marcus Kurtz, an associate professor of political science at Ohio State University (OSU), will speak on “Social Foundations of Institutional Order,” on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 127 Corwin, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Comparative Politics and the Project on Democracy and Development.


**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by October 15, 2013, to Lisa Rocco at**


Kurtz also coordinates the Comparative Politics Research Workshop at OSU. His research and teaching interests include comparative politics, democratization, and political economy and development, with a focus on Latin America. His newest book, Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective: Social Foundations of Institutional Order, was published in 2013. Other ongoing research examines the causes and consequences of differing strategies of international economic integration in Latin America, among other things. Ph.D. University of California,



Deborah Yashar, professor of politics and international affairs, and  Atul Kohli, David K. E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs and professor of politics and international affairs (on leave in 2013-14), and are codirectors of the Project on Democracy and Development.


Comparative Politics is led by Grigore Pop-Eleches, associate professor of politics and international affairs.

The lecture is cosponsored by PIIRS; the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; and the William F. Ogden, Jr., ’53 Fund.


For more information contact the Lisa Rocco,