Academic Qualifications

Mestrado em Acção Política e Participação cidadã, em 2004 – Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Espanha.

Mestrado em Ciência Política, em 1993 – Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguai.

Licenciatura em Direito e Ciências Sociais, em 1989 -Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguai.

Biographical Information

Luis A. Fretes Carreras is an associate researcher of the Center of International Studies (CEI-IUL) and assistant guest professor of the ISCTE-IUL.

Professor of the Economic Diplomacy at ISCTE Business School Program, Latin America Today and Political Systems of Latin America in the Department of History of the School of Sociology and Public Policies (ESPP).

Lawyer (Paraguay), Diploma in Regional Development (Chile), Master in Political Science (Paraguay) and Master in Public Management Policy (Spain).

He was the first Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the Portuguese Republic (2009-2014)

He was Director of the Department of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Asunción.

Professor of Law and Political Science in the School of Law, Philosophy and the Theology Institute of the Catholic University of Asuncion (1994-2009) and the Institute of High Strategic Studies of the National Defense Minister (2002-2008).

Director of the Department of Social Sciences in the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (2004-2009) and Director and researcher of the Center of Public Policy Studies at the Catholic University of Asuncion (2005-2009).

Facultative adviser for the National Congress of Paraguay, Consultant and Coordinator of projects for the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-american Bank of Development (BID), The World Bank, the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) and Consultant for International Transparency- Chapter Paraguay (IT-Py).

Member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and Iberoamerican Network of International Relations (RIBEI). Member of the RIBEI Executive Comittee 2016-2020.

 

Research Keywords: International Relations, Democracy, Political Transitions, Latin-american Studies