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Plaza, Francisco
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., M.B.A., Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela); M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Plaza has taught in PBA since the year 2005 and is also part of the faculty of the Supper Honors Program. Before coming to PBA, Dr. Plaza taught political theory at Universidad Metropolitana, where he also founded and served as Director of the first liberal arts program in Venezuela. Between 1994 and 1999, he served as alternate representative of Venezuela’s Diplomatic Mission to the Organization of American States. As a conference participant, he has recently presented papers such as "Aristotle and Aquinas on the Common Good," "Limits to the Understanding of the Liberal-Democratic Order," "Democracy as a Form of Life," "The Pillars of Social Order," "The Hidden Meaning of the Totalitarian Language," and “The Silence of Democracy.” His doctoral dissertation explored the political philosophy of the French-American philosopher Yves R. Simon, and his current research activity focuses on the causes for the growing vulnerability of Latin American countries to the totalitarian inspiration of emerging mass political movements.

Contact Information
(561) 803-2489
Office: Rinker School 1st Floor
Campus: West Palm Beach
School: The School of Arts and Sciences History and Political Science (UG) Honors (UG) Humanities (UG)


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