Mendez, Alvaro

Dr Alvaro Mendez  


Position held

Department of International Relations

Research Fellow

Non LSE positions held


Position held

Regent's University London

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

University of Bristol

Research Associate

Experience keywords:

political economy of development.; Pacific Alliance; foreign policy analysis; US Foreign Policy; China in Latin America; global south politics; Latin American Politics

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Dr. Mendez is the co-founder of the LSE Global South Unit (with Prof. Chris Alden). He is the former editor of Millennium-Journal of International Studies at the London School of Economics. He is the co-author (with Marco Vieira) of UN Security Council Reform and the Challenge of South Representation (SAIIA 2009).

Dr. Mendez is also the creator and unit owner of the Politics of Latin America seminar at the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol, an advanced studies module specifically designed to raise the profile of Latin America studies in the field of International Relations in the UK.

He is regularly called upon to contribute his insights to research conferences and to the press on the new emerging role of Latin America as an important actor in world politics.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:


Countries and regions to which research relates:

Chile; USA; Colombia; Latin America; Mexico; Peru


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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In 2003-2004, Dr. Mendez won the Departmental Teaching Prize in recognition of his contribution to teaching in International Relations at the LSE.


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