Susan Kaufman Purcell brings an extensive background to leadership role at UM Center for Hemispheric Policy
Following the demise of the North-South Center, the University of Miami under President Donna Shalala decided to establish the Center for Hemispheric Policy to examine the relationship of the US and the rest of the Western Hemisphere in such areas as economic development and trade, health care and medical research, environmental programs, education, infrastructure and politics.
In March, it appointed a prominent expert with more than 30 years' experience in Latin American and Caribbean affairs to head the new venture. She is Susan Kaufman Purcell, who before coming here served for 16 years as vice president of the Council of the Americas, a not-for-profit business organization based in her native New York. Prior to that, her career included roles as a university professor and in the federal government.
Ms. Purcell was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes.
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