Roderic Ai Camp is presently the Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont Mckenna College. He has received a Fulbright Fellowship on three occasions for research on Mexico, and was awarded two major grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore attitudes toward democracy in Mexico and Latin America. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Smithsonian Institution. He is a frequent consultant to national and international media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and BBC. He is the author twenty books on Mexico, six of which have been designated by Choice as outstanding academic books. His most recent publications include: Politics in Mexico, the Democratic Consolidation (2007)(Oxford University Press) and Mexicos Military on the Democratic Stage (2005)(Center for Strategic and International Studies).