Civil-military relations; Latin America; Peacekeeping operations; Comparative foreign policy; International organizations
Arturo C. Sotomayor joined the National Security Affairs Department in January of 2009. His areas of interest include civil-military relations in Latin America; UN peacekeeping participation by South American countries; Latin American comparative foreign policy; and international organizations. He is currently working on a book manuscript on Latin American engagement in UN-sponsored peace operations, and is doing research on border dispute settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and contributed chapters to co-edited volumes in English and Spanish. He is co-editor, with Gustavo Vega, of El mundo desde México: Ensayos de Política Internacional (El Colegio de Mexico, 2008) and Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence, with Monica Serrano and Paul Kenny (Routledge, 2011). His work has been published in Security Studies, Hemisphere, Latin American Politics and Society, Foro Internacional, Politica y Gobierno, Foreign Affairs América Latina, and Revista de Ciencia Política.
Sotomayor earned his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 2004 and his B.A. degree in international relations from the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM) in 1997. He held a post-doctoral fellowship position at Tulane University’s Center for Interamerican and Policy Research in New Orleans in 2008 and was a public policy scholar in the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in Washington DC. He has been a recipient of several fellowships, including a Fulbright-Garcia Robles doctoral studies grant, Ford and MacArthur Foundation fellowships, and an Institute for the Study of World Politics fellowship grant, and an Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Dissertation Award.