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Dr. Robert A. Portada III, Associate Professor

Office: 308 OM A Wing
Office Hours (Fall 2018): Noon-2:00 p.m. M; 10:00 a.m. TH; Noon W

B.A. Hunter College, CUNY; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Notre Dame; Dr. Portada teaches courses in comparative politics and international relations. Dr. Portada's areas of specialization include democratization theory, revolutionary theory, security studies, and a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of a chapter entitled "Indirect Confrontation: The Evolution of the Political Strategy of the Cuban Catholic Church" in Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, published by Paradigm Publishers in 2013. Dr. Portada has also published research in The Journal of Third World Studies analyzing the role of private military companies in the process of security sector reform in South Sudan and was a Faculty Exchange Scholar at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya in the summer of 2014.