César Villanueva Rivas

International Relations and Public/Cultural Diplomacy

César Villanueva, PhD is Professor of International Relations and Public/Cultural Diplomacy at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from Linnaeus University in Sweden in 2007. He also holds two Master’s degrees, one in International Public Policy from University of Washington, Seattle and a second degree in Fine Arts, from San Carlos Academy of Arts (ENAP-UNAM), in Mexico. He is a frequent lecturer on soft power, international images and cultural/public diplomacy at different Universities and Cultural Centers in the Americas and Europe. He is the author of three books on the field of soft power, public diplomacy and international images, and has also published dozens of articles in journals around the world. In 2016 he published the report on the Image of Mexico Abroad 2006-2015 under the auspices of Mexican Science and Technology Council (CONACyT), also translated the classic Joseph Nye’s book Soft Power into Spanish, with a foreword for the Spanish speaking audiences (2016). This year he was the guest editor for the Mexican Journal of Mexican Foreign Policy, no. 111, a thematic issue on Soft Power. He is also, the co-editor of the Series Governance, Development and Social Inclusion in Latin America, under signature of Palgrave-MacMillan. Currently, he is also the Coordinator of the Department of International Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana.

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