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John C. Dugas

I joined the Political Science Department at Kalamazoo College in the fall of 1995 to teach courses in International Relations and Latin American Politics.  Because I pursued my undergraduate and graduate education in large state university systems (Louisiana State University and Indiana University, respectively), I appreciate the special ethos that characterizes a liberal arts college.  In particular, I enjoy the smaller class sizes, the student-teacher relationships that can develop, and the unique opportunities for personal and intellectual growth that we provide our students.  Not least, I value the opportunity to pursue my research and writing on political reform, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy with regard to Latin America and, more specifically, Colombia.