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Arturo Lopez-Levy

Arturo Lopez-Levy

Adjunct Instructor

Dr.Arturo Lopez-Levy is a political scientist with field concentrations on International politics and comparative politics. His research agenda focuses on Latin America, Cuba and U.S. role in world affairs. Lopez-Levy graduated from the Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales in Havana in 1992 and later pursued masters’ studies in Economics and International Affairs in Carleton University (Ottawa) and Columbia University (NYC). He is a co-author of the book “Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-up view of Change” (McFarland 2012) based on his experience as political analyst for the Cuban government between 1992 and 1994. He has published several articles and papers about Cuban politics and economy, Cuban foreign policy and U.S.-Cuba relations. He is a member of the editorial board of Cuban Studies, the premier academic journal about Cuba. As a consultant of the New America Foundation and the Inter-American dialogue, he published extensively about Cuba’s political liberalization and economic reform in Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, the National Interest, Esglobal, infolatam, the Chicago Tribune, and other venues. In 2005, he won the Leonard Marks Essay Prize on Foreign Policy Creative writing of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Lopez-Levy has taught more than seventeen semester-length courses in prestigious colleges and universities of the United States (New York University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Denver, Mills College, and others). He now teaches at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.  

Currently Teaching

Asymmetry and International Relationships: Theory and Cases

Explore international relations from a different paradigm by examining asymmetric relations between countries.

Cuba After Fidel: Economic Reform, Political Liberalization, and Foreign Relations

Discuss the main changes in Cuba’s economy, domestic politics, and foreign relations of the last decade and a half.