Mendez, Alvaro

Dr Alvaro Mendez  


Position held

Senior Research Fellow


Non LSE positions held

University of Bristol

Research Associate


Experience keywords:

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

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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; Colombia; Latin America; Mexico; Peru; USA


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

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Alt phone number:

+44 (0)7885 455539



Biswas, Rajiv and Méndez, Álvaro (2016) The long crisis facing emerging markets: a roadmap for policy reforms. Policy Brief , 1/2016. London School of Economics and Political Science, Global South Unit, London, UK.


Junbo, Jian and Méndez, Álvaro (2015) Change and continuity in Chinese foreign policy: China’s engagement in the Libyan civil war as a case study. Working Paper, 5/2015. London School of Economics and Political Science, Global South Unit, London, UK.

Guerra-Barón, Angélica and Méndez, Álvaro (2015) A comparative study of foreign economic policies: the CIVETS countries Working Paper, 3/2015. London School of Economics and Political Science, Global South Unit, London, UK.


Méndez, Álvaro and Veira, M. (2009) UN Security Council reform and the challenge of south representation In: Wheeler, Tim, (ed.) SA Yearbook of International Affairs 2008/9. South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, South Africa, 45-54. ISBN 9781919969640


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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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