CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Constantino Urcuyo

Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

  • Lic., University of Costa Rica, Law and Notary, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Paris V Sorbonne, Political Sociology, 1978
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA), Costa Rica, 1976-
  • Professor, University of Costa Rica, 1978-1990

Research & Teaching Specializations: Central America, Political Science, Democratic Culture

Related Experience
  • Member of the Board, Institute of Political Studies, INDEP, 1990-
  • Political Advisor, Social Christian Unity Party, 1986
  • Charter Member, Lizano and Urcuyo Law Firm, 1981-
  • Director, School of Political Science, University of Costa Rica, 1978-1984
  • Vice-President, Costa Rican Association for Development Organizations (ACORDE), 1986-1989
  • Vice-President, Association of Civic Formation, Costa Rica, 1986
  • President, Costa Rican Association of Political Science, 1984
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Costa Rica
Selected Publications
  • 1990. The Relationship between Civilians and the Military in Latin America. Costa Rica: Militarization or Adaptation to New Circumstances? Washington, D.C.: Lexington Books.
  • 1989. Elecciones Generales, Bolivia. San Jose: CAPEL.
  • 1987. El Papel de las Elecciones en los Procesos de Transicion a la Democracia. San Jose: CAPEL.
  • 1986. Alexis de Tocqueville y la Democracia en America. San Jose: Autonomous University of Central America.
  • 1986. Los Derechos Humanos como Objeto de Reflexion de la Ciencia Politica. San Jose: Interamerican Institute of Human Rights.






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FLAS Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs that meet the FLAS guidelines will be considered. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found here.

The following FAQs offer further information on the application process and program guidelines for undergraduates and graduates respectively:

Summer FLAS FAQ for Undergraduates
Summer FLAS FAQ for Graduate Students

The Stone Center staff held an on-line information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. You can access the video and PowerPoint presentation here: FLAS SUMMER APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2020 All materials are PDF files, forms are in fillable PDF format.

All application materials, including the faculty recommendation form, proposal narrative, and financial need statement or FAFSA EFC, should be submitted electronically by email according to the application guidelines. Please review these guidelines carefully.

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at OR Valerie McGinley at