Douglas A. Chalmers, 1932–2022

Douglas Chalmers is Professor Emeritus of Political Science; former Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Retirement and former Executive Director of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia, a group of retired professors who teach in the Core Curriculum of the College. After 38 years of teaching at Columbia, he retired in 2005. He was the President of EPIC for 2 years from 2014 to 2016. He continued to teach in the Core Curriculum of the College until Spring 2019.  He was awarded a Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) by Columbia University in 2019.

Chalmers is author and co-editor of The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America (1997), co-edited The Right and Democracy in Latin America (1992), and articles and books about the organization and institutions that link civil society to government in Europe and Latin America. His most recent book is Reforming Democracies, Six Facts about Politics that Demand a New Agenda, Columbia University Press (2013).

Website in remembrance of Douglas A. Chalmers

Last updated April 13, 2022