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Carlos Portales

Carlos Portales has been director of the International Organisations, Law and Diplomacy Programme at American University’s Washington College of Law since 2010. He was director general of foreign policy for Chile for over ten years, third in command at the Foreign Ministry and ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) and to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. In Chile he organised the 1993 Rio Group Summit and the 2007 Ibero-American Summit and has been coordinator for summits of the Americas, Ibero-American summits and Mercosur Politico. He has been vice-president of the UN Human Rights Council, president of the OAS Hemispheric Security Commission and president of the Special Commission of the Summits of the Americas, OAS. He has participated in several Chilean delegations to the UN and OAS General Assemblies. He was ambassador to Mexico.

Portales has taught at the University of Chile, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), American University (Washington, DC) and Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. He is the author of several publications and studied law at the University of Chile and political science at Stanford University.

Research areas:  Latin America and the Caribbean

Publications

CELAC: a voice for Latin America and the Caribbean?
Carlos Portales 2 February 2012
The recently founded Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is based on an agreement that includes political cooperation functions and the task of seeking inter-governmental coordination of public policies.The desire for CELAC to be an alternative to other regional bodies – especially to the OAS – does not enjoy regio... more  

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