Chappell Lawson Session Overview

Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chappell Lawson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Lawson's major interests are Latin American politics, Mexican politics, democratization, political communication, political behavior, and U.S. foreign policy. His current research focuses on the relationship between citizens' political skills and the quality of democracy across a range of countries. Professor Lawson's recent books include Building the Fourth Estate: Democratization and Media Opening in Mexico, and Mexico's Pivotal Democratic Election, co-edited with Jorge Domi­nguez.

2021-22 ADMISSIONS STARTED FEBRUARY 2021

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