Lawrence Harrison

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Lawrence Harrison "is the Director of the Cultural Change Institute at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the author of Underdevelopment is a State of Mind, Who Prospers?, The Pan-American Dream, and The Central Liberal Truth, and co-editor (1) with Samuel Huntington, of Culture Matters, (2) with Jerome Kagan of Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change, and (3) with Peter Berger, Developing Cultures: Case Studies. Between 1965 and 1981, he directed USAID missions in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Harrison was associated with Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs for eight years during the period 1981-2001. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, and The National Interest, among other publications.

"Mr. Harrison has served as a Visiting scholar at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1981-83, 1988-1990,1994-96,1998-2000), Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas (1997-1998), and Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-1997); Vice President for International Development, National Cooperative Business Association (1984-1988); Consultant to USAID for several projects/programs in Latin America and Asia; Director, USAID Missions to Costa Rica, Guatemala (for Central American region), Nicaragua, and Haiti, Deputy Director, Dominican Republic (1969-81)." [1]

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  1. About, Progressives for Immigration Reform, accessed September 13, 2010.