Scott P. Mainwaring, Eugene Conley Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a leading scholar in the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been appointed to a five-year term as director of the institute, according to Nathan O. Hatch, provost of the University.p. Mainwaring’s term includes the current academic year and concludes in 2007-08 He is a longtime faculty fellow of the institute and previously served as its director from 1997 to 2002.p. "I look forward enthusiastically to working with the fellows, the staff and the University community to achieve the important objectives of the institute,? Mainwaring said. ?Kellogg will build on its reputation as a great comparative social science research institute addressing issues of democracy, development and social justice.?p. While retaining a ?core focus? on Latin America, the institute’s interests will continue to extend to many other parts of the world, Mainwaring said. He also reaffirmed the institute’s 10-year strategic plan, developed a year ago, which calls for research that has practical policy implications and for faculty and student efforts ?to advance the internationalization of Notre Dame.?p. Hatch called Mainwaring ?an outstanding teacher, scholar and leader.?p. Mainwaring earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Yale University and his doctorate from Stanford University.p. Mainwaring’s many books include two coedited volumes published in 2003: ?The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks? and ?Democratic Accountability in Latin America.? He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships and grants, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2000 for work on a project on authoritarianism and democracy in Latin America from 1945 to 2000.p.