Former Visiting Fellow Maxwell Cameron (1996), professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, has received the 2022 Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship which recognizes either outstanding scholarship in the field of democracy studies or particularly meritorious public service that promotes democracy and democratic values in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cameron was invited to give a keynote lecture at the LASA Congress as part of the award.

Cameron specializes in comparative politics (Latin America), constitutionalism, democracy, and political economy. He is the author or editor of a dozen academic books as well as more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.