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Sebastian Bitar Giraldo

International Relations

Sebastian is a recent PhD from the School of International Service, and an Assistant Professor at the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia.

His research interests include US military bases and security cooperation, Latin American foreign policy, Human Rights, and Theory of International Relations. 

He has received grants from Fulbright, the Tinker Foundation, the Kettering Foundation, the International Studies Association, the School of International Service at AU, the Colombian National Institute of Science (Colciencias), and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Sebastian is the author of "The First Steps of Human Rights in Colombia" (2007, Universidad de los Andes Press, in Spanish).


Ph.D. International Relations, American University (May, 2014)
M.A. Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
B.A. Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Cum Laude

Favorite Spot on Campus
SIS PhD lounge
Favorite Place in Washington DC
Busboys and Poets
Languages Spoken
Spanish, English (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate), French (basic)
Contact Info

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See Also
My home page
My book about human rights in Colombia (in Spanish)
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