Guillermo O’Donnell, professor emeritus of political science and senior fellow of the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, died yesterday (Nov. 29) in Buenos Aires after a long struggle with cancer. He was 75 years old.
A native of Argentina, O’Donnell, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1982, was graduated from the National University of Buenos Aires in 1958 and earned a doctoral degree from Yale in 1987. He is internationally renowned for original and influential scholarship on Latin American authoritarian regimes, the democratic transitions undergone by many of them, and how modernization and democracy affect each other.
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