Paul Gootenberg

Visiting Fellow in the Department of History

Columbia University

Paul Gootenberg, a former Rhodes scholar, is SUNY Distinguished Professor of History and Sociology at Stony Brook University. He is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at Columbia University. Gootenberg is an internationally-recognized authority on Latin American history, global commodities studies, and a pioneer scholar in the history of drugs. His book, Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), is essential reading on the drug. He chairs the Drugs, Democracy and Security program at the SSRC, which fosters innovative approaches to hemispheric drug dilemmas.