FLACSO Researcher

Adrián Bonilla

Adrián Bonilla

Ph.D. in International Relations, University of Miami, USA
Profesor investigador
Department: International Studies and Communication
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 3663

Investigation lines:
Políticas exteriores de los países andinos y agendas de seguridad en América Latina
Geographic area:
Región Andina; Latinoamérica

  • Biography
  • Publications


  • Secretary General of FLACSO 2012-2016. Ph.D. in International Studies at the University of Miami. He holds a Masters in Inter-American Studies at the same university and a Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science from FLACSO Ecuador. He finished law studies and Sociology and holds a B.A. in Public and Social Sciences from the Central University of Ecuador. Dr. Bonilla has been visiting professor at several Latin American universities and has given numerous lectures and presentations in academic centers in Asia, Europe, USA, Latin America and the Caribbean. He has received several academic honors and scholarships. He has coordinated many international research projects. He has been international electoral observer and has been part of Latin American and Caribbean presidential summits. He has evaluated different universities and schools of Social Sciences in Latin American. He was vice president of the Advisory Board of Foreign Affairs in Ecuador. He has been director of the Council on Foreign Relations in Latin America (RIAL), the Latin American Defense Studies Network (RESDAL) and the Latin American Network of International Relations (RIBEI). He is member of the editorial boards of Global Governance and CIDOB D’Afers Internacionals journal, among other specialized publications.

    Professor at FLACSO Ecuador, where he works since 1994. He was director (2004-2012) and deputy director (1996-2004). As a student, he was the best in his class. He founded and directed the International Relations program. He teaches about issues related to foreign policy in Latin America, Foreign Policy of the Andean countries, Security and conflict in Latin America, Theories of International Relations. He created and organized the First Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Social Sciences. During his tenure as director, FLACSO Ecuador offered 18 master's annual calls and generated four doctoral programs. As director, he created initiatives such as Arte Actual, FLACSO Radio, the digital repository FLACSO Andes and FLACSO Cinema and over 230 books were published. The building of the institutional campus (24000 m2) comprising two towers and a cultural park was completed. A new building for the Library and cultural activities, a residence for academics and child development center were built. He has published in academic journals in Asia, Europe, United States and Latin America, and has been author and editor of eight books.