Claudia F. Fuentes Julio is assistant professor at PUC-Rio de Janeiro. PhD from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and MA in international relations from the University of Kent, England. Previously, she worked for five years as a researcher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLA CSO-Chile) on foreign policy, human rights and security issues with a focus on Latin America. She has taught and lectured in universities in the United States, Latin America, and the Diplomatic Academy of Chile-Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her current research topics include human rights and foreign policy, Latin American foreign policies, and conflict resolution and human rights.