John H. Coatsworth is the Provost of Columbia University and a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. He is the author or editor of eight books and many scholarly articles, and held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and Harvard University before coming to Columbia. Prior to taking on the position of provost, Coatsworth was the dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He received his B.A. in history from Wesleyan University (1963) and his M.A. (1967) and Ph.D. (1972) in economic history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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The Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Annual Lecture Series in International Affairs was established in December 2011 by Robert A. Pastor ’69, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for North American Studies and the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University.