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Tulane University

Arturo Sotomayor

CIPR Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2008)

Degrees

Columbia University, Department of Political Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Ph.D. May 2004. Concentration in international relations and comparative politics.
  • M.Phil. May 2001
  • M.A. May 1999

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico. (1993-1997)

  • B.A. in International Relations 1997
  • Miguel Palacios Macedo Academic Achievement Award.

Academic Employment

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.
Assistant professor, Department of National Security Affairs (2009-to date)

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Interamerican Policy and Research (Jan – Dec 2008)

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (C.I.D.E.), Mexico City, Mexico.
Assistant professor in international relations and Latin American politics, Department of International Studies (2004-2008)

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor

  • Introduction to Civil-Military Relations (NPS advanced graduate seminar)
  • Seminar in Peace Studies (NPS advanced graduate seminar)
  • Latin America's International Relations (NPS advanced graduate seminar)
  • International Security and Cinema (CIDE senior seminar)
  • US Foreign Policy (SIPA-Columbia University-CIDE Certificate Program in US Studies)
  • Latin American Security Affairs (senior seminar)
  • Theories of International Relations (sophomore lecture course)

Visiting Lecturer, Department of International Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana (Spring 2006, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.)

  • Theories of International Relations (sophomore lecture course)

Visiting Professor, Department of International Studies, ITAM (Summer 1999)

  • International Organizations. (undergraduate lecture course.)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

  • Introduction to World Politics, Prof. Kimberly Marten Zisk (Spring 2004)
  • Latin American Comparative Politics, Prof. Elizabeth Kaufman (Fall 2003)
  • Mass Media in American Politics, Prof. Brigette Nacos (Fall 2002)
  • Latin American Civilization, Prof. Pablo Piccato (Fall 1999)

Related Experience

  • Research assistant and administrative coordinator, Columbia University, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (2000-2004)
  • Archivist, Alfonso García Robles' Personal Library (Nobel Peace Prize 1982), Mexico City, Mexico. (Summer 1998)
  • Research Assistant, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico (1997)
  • Research Assistant, El Colegio de México, Center of International Studies, Mexico City, Mexico. (1996-1997)
  • Research Assistant, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Department of International Studies, Mexico City, Mexico (1994-1996)

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian

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Arturo Sotomayor: The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper, Lecture on November 7 at 4pm

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Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Arturo Sotomayor, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sotomayor will present his newest book The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper reevaluates how United Nations peacekeeping missions reform (or fail to reform) their participating members. It investigates how such missions affect military organizations and civil-military relations as countries transition to a more democratic system. Sotomayor's evaluation of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay's involvement in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti reinforces his final analysis – that successful democratic transitions must include a military organization open to change and a civilian leadership that exercises its oversight responsibilities.

Arturo Sotomayor is an assistant professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey, California. His areas of interest include civil-military relations in Latin America; UN Peacekeeping participation by South American countries; Latin American comparative foreign policy, and nuclear policy in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. His publications have appeared in Security Studies, International Peacekeeping, Journal of Latin American Politics and Society, Hemisphere, Nonproliferation Review and other edited volumes. He is the author of The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014) and co-editor of Mexico's Security Failure (Routledge, 2011). Before joining the NPS in 2009, Sotomayor taught at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico City, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. He received his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Columbia University and his B.A. degree in international relations from the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

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