Visiting Fellowships

The Global South Unit currently offers two fellowships:


African Research Fellowship

The Global South Unit within the LSE's Department of International Relations facilitates an African Research Fellowship. Its current fellow is Dr. Folashade Soule-kohndou


CAF-LSE Visiting Fellowship in the Politics of the Global South

With the generous sponsorship of the Development Bank of Latin America, the GSU facilitates a three-month visiting fellowship. 

Candidates are invited to apply for the three-month CAF-LSE Visiting Fellowship in the Politics of the Global South  for the Term. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior or mid-career researcher to pursue and present his or her own research in the context of the academic life of the LSE and the Department of International Relations. The fellowship is intended to support scholarship related to South-South cooperation, and particularly research related to Latin America in a global context.

Current CAF-LSE Visiting Fellow

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Dr Gaston Fornes

Dr Gaston Fornes holds a joint Senior Lecturer position between the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol (UK) and ESIC Business and Marketing School (Spain); in the latter he is the China Centre Director and also Director of the International MBA and Master in Marketing programmes. He completed his Post-Doctoral Studies at IE Business School (Spain) after receiving a PhD in Management from the University of Bath (UK). He also holds an MBA degree from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile) with a period of studies at University of Southern California (USA), and a First Degree in Business from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina).

Dr Fornes has published widely on management in emerging countries, including one of the first books on foreign exchange exposure in these markets and one on the economic relations between China and Latin America. His research has been featured in mass media like El Pais or Cinco Dias, and in reputable academic journals like Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Asia Pacific Business Review, or AIB Insights.



CAF-LSE Previous Visiting Fellow


Dr Matias Spektor

Dr. Matias Spektor is Associate Professor in International Relations and History at Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro). He is the author of "Kissinger e o Brasil" (2009), "Azeredo da Silveira: um depoimento" (2010) and "18 dias: Quando Lula e Fernando Henrique se uniram para conquistar o apoio de Bush" (2014). He writes the foreign policy column for Brazil's leading newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo, and his work for the press has been published by the New York Times and the Financial Times. Matias holds a doctorate from Oxford University, and has held visiting fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and King's College London. He is currently researching a book on Brazil's decision not to build a nuclear weapon.