Dr Christopher Sabatini

Dr Christopher Sabatini

Visiting Senior Fellow

School of Public Policy

Key Expertise
Central & South America, America's international role, US Foreign Policy

About me

Dr Christopher Sabatini is a Guest Lecturer for 2022-2023 at the School of Public Policy. He is a senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, and was formerly a lecturer in discipline in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.

Chris is also on the advisory boards of Harvard University’s LASPAU, the Advisory Committee for Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division and of the Inter-American Foundation. He is also an HFX Fellow at the Halifax International Security Forum.

He is a frequent contributor to policy journals and newspapers and appears in the media and on panels on issues related to Latin America and foreign policy. Chris has testified multiple times before the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.

In 2015, Chris founded and directed a new research non-profit, Global Americas and edited its news and opinion website. From 2005 to 2014 Chris was senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the founder and editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ). At the AS/COA, Dr. Sabatini chaired the organization’s rule of law and Cuba working groups.

Prior to that, he was director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy, and a diplomacy fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the US Agency for International Development’s Center for Democracy and Governance.

He provides regular interviews for major media outlets, and has a PhD in Government from the University of Virginia.

Articles & Publications

Reclaiming human rights in a changing world order, co-authored by Dr Christopher Sabatini. Part of the Chatham House/Brookings Institution Press Insights series, 10 October 2022. Find the PDF here.

'Hegemony in the Americas Has Been Turned on Its Head', by Dr Christopher Sabatini. Article published by Foreign Policy, 11 October 2022.

'The lesson from the first round of Brazil’s election: Bolsonarismo is here to stay', by Dr Christopher Sabatini. Article published by The Guardian, 4 October 2022.

'A roadmap for restoring fundamental rights and democracy in Venezuela: Policy recommendations from a workshop', by Dr Christopher Sabatini and Courtney Rice. Published by Chatham House, August 2022. Find the PDF here.

'Latin America's New Power Elite', by Dr Christopher Sabatini. Article published by Foreign Affairs, 31 August 2022.

'Brazil's Choice: The High-Stakes Election of Latin America's Biggest Democracy', published by ISPI, 1 October 2022.