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Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law
CNAS Senior Fellow
RAUL BENITEZ-MANAUT is a Professor and researcher at the North America Research Center of UNAM-Mexico. Currently Dr. Benítez is a Visiting Professor at American University, Center for North American Studies and School of International Service. He was professor at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University in 2004. Prior to that he was Public Policy Scholar at the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center of Washington in 1998 and 2003. In 2001, Dr. Benítez was a visiting professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University. He is also a lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). Dr. Benitez received his Ph.D in Latin American Studies at UNAM; and also holds a Master of International Affairs from the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica (CIDE).
He has taught as a lecturer at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala; the China Institute for International Strategic Studies, Beijing; the Institute for Developing Studies of Tokio; the University for Peace in Costa Rica; the Interamerican Institute for Human Rights, Costa Rica; the Torcuatto di Tella University in Argentina; the National Defense University, Washington; the Universidad de Valencia, Spain; Georgetown University, Washington; New York University; the Canadian Foudation for the Americas, Ottawa; York University in Toronto and the Carter Center, Atlanta.
Dr. Benítez has also published numerous journal articles and chapters of books on matters of Hemispheric Security, the Central American Peace Process, the civil war in El Salvador, national security, geopolitics, and the armed forces of Mexico. He is the author of the Book La teoria militar y la guerra civil en El Salvador (UCA editores, 1989) and co-author of 13 colective books on security, foreign policy and armed forces. Raul Benitez is a member of the Latin American Studies Association since 1987 and the International Studies Association. His last book is, published with Joseph S. Tulchin and Rut Diamint, El Rompecabezas.Conformando la seguridad hemisferica en el siglo XXI , Prometeo Libros, Buenos Aires, 2006.