Fernando A. CHINCHILLA is a specialist in comparative politics and international relations with theoretical and practical knowledge in conflict resolution. He is currently member of the Peace Operations Network at Centre d’études et de recherches internationals, CÉRIUM (ROP) and associated researcher at Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM, Bordeaux Institut d’études politiques).
Since the beginning of his career, Fernando has moved between academic UNIANDES, Colombia, 2007; FLACSO: Ecuador, 2009-10; UDEM: Mexico, 2012-16; Rice University, United States, 2015; UDLAP, Mexico, 2017) and practitioner positions (IIDH, 2009; OAS, 2009-2011; IBCR, 2018-20). He has assisted to multiple conference and high-level workshops, and has published various scientific and professional essays, including academic publications by the Crime, Law, and Social Change (2018) and the Journal of Borderlands Studies (2019). Recently, he has supervised and led the elaboration of diverse documents on issues such as human trafficking, psychosocial attention in emergency situations, for projects in Western, Central and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Born in San José, Costa Rica, Fernando holds a PhD in political science from the Université de Montréal. He a founder member of PAZSOS, and its Director General since October 2020. He speaks Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese.