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Is a pioneer in the studies of China and East Asian-Latin American relations and extra-regional powers in Latin America. He is currently a researcher at Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service). He also is a former lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs (George Washington University), American University, and University of Maryland (BC). He has been Visiting Professor at the Stockholm University (Sweden), Università Roma Tre (Italy), Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). He has also been a professor of the University of Salvador and at the Master in International Relations of La Plata National University, both in Argentina.
Dr. Paz has been invited to lecture in different universities around the world, such as Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Tsinghua, UNAM, UBA, Complutense, Tel Aviv, Saint Petersburg State University, and MGIMO, and at research institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences Moscow) and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (Washington, DC). He has received several fellowships and awards, from Fulbright, Andrew W. Mellon, Smith Richardson Foundation, Korea Foundation Fellowship (at SNU) among others.
He has been Chair of the permanent section “Latin America and the Pacific Rim”, currently “Asia and the Americas” (2006-2007 and 2007-2009) of the Latin America Studies Association (LASA).
Dr. Paz has also been a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and Elections Coordinator & Observer for the Organization of American States (OAS). He has been interviewed or quoted by international media, among them CNN, BBC, AFP-Agence France Press, CCTV China (“Dialogue”, with Yang Rui), Voice of Americas, US-China Today, LE FIGARO, TELESUR (with Jorge Gestoso), CLARIN, La Voz del Interior, La Nación, Ambito Financiero, and Sputnik (Russia).
He holds a J.D., LL.M. and MPhil in International Relations (all from National University of Córdoba), and M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Political Science (George Washington University).
Áreas de interesse:
Globalization; U.S.-Latin America relations; Latin America-China relations; Extra regional powers and Latin America (EU, India, Russia, S. Africa, Iran); Global South, BRICS, South-South Cooperation and G-20; foreign policy analysis; political risk analysis; international political economy; diasporas, citizenship and external voting & representation.