Osvaldo Sunkel

Osvaldo Sunkel (1929) is president of the Corporación de Investigaciones del Desarrollo (CINDE); is senior professor and until recently director of the Instituto de Asuntos Públicos of the University of Chile; and is a fellow of the Academia Chilena de Ciencias Sociales.

He was a professorial fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, held the Tinker Chair of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, the Baccardi Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Florida and has been visiting professor at several other North American and European universities.

He has received the Kalman Silvert Award of the Latin American Studies Association. He has been closely associated with ECLAC in several capacities and locations from 1955 to 1968 and from 1987 to 2002. He has published widely on topics related to development, economic history, international relations, environment and the role of the state.