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Ricardo Luna

lunaricardo@gmail.com

 

Courses
Fall 2015:
  • History of Latin America and International Relations
Fall 2016:
  • Latin America in its Historical and International Context
PSIA Program: Concentration in Latin American Studies

Biography

Senior career diplomat with 20 years experience at the level of Ambassador (to the United Nations, United States and United Kingdom).  Professor who has taught at Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Paris Institut des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po). Dynamic troubleshooter with experience in multilateral conferences, conflict resolution and international engagement in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle-East.

 RECENT CAREER HISTORY

Visiting Professor, Sciences-Po, Paris School of I.Affairs  Fall 2012 and Fall 2013
Visitng Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University  Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Kluge Center, US Library of Congress  Fall 2011

 ACADEMIC TRAJECTORY

  • Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School, Harvard  Spring 2006
  • Visiting Professor of International Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,Tufts   2005 – 2006
  • Cogut Vising Professor of Latin American Studies, Brown  Spring 2005
  • Professor of International Relations, U San Martin de Porres,Lima-Peru 2003
  • Tinker Visiting Professor International Relations, SIPA, Columbia Spring 2002
  •  Weinberg Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton   2000-Fall 2001 (3 semesters)

 AMBASSADOR OF PERU TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (2006 – 2010)

Advanced bilateral ties between Peru and the United Kingdom, contributing to a changed U.K. approach to Latin America ( Britiain has since boosted its diplomatic efforts and economic presence in the region).

AMBASSADOR OF PERU TO THE UNITED STATES (1992 – 1999)

-     Played a leading role in reinserting Peru into the international financial system, including negotiations with the
    U.S. to reschedule Peru’s external debt.
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Gradually transformed Peru’s image to one of a stable democracy through active public and bilateral
    diplomacy.
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Influenced the U.S. Peruvian dialogue on counter-narcotics, successfully shepherding a fresh approach with
   greater emphasis on sustainable development and alternative livelihoods.
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Participant in the peace talks that led to a settlement of the historic boundary issue between Ecuador and
   Peru, 1995-1998.
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Dean of the Washington Latin American Diplomatic Corps, since 1996.

AMBASSADOR OF PERU TO THE UNITED NATIONS  (1989 – 1992)

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Active in the successful reduction of regional conflicts and UN reform.
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Close informal advisor to the U.N. Secretary General,  Javier Perez de Cuellar
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Ad hoc coordinator between Latin American and Non Aligned groups

UNDER-SECRETARY OF MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS, LIMA (1987 – 1989)

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Peruvian Coordinator within the “Contadora-Support Group” and “Rio Group” tasked with facilitating and
   monitoring the Central American peace process in the 1980s.
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Directly responsible for Peru’s dealings with the United Nations in New York and Geneva, the Organization of
    American States, and other multilateral agencies, concentratingon security, disarmament, non-aligned and
    trade issues.

Promoted to Career Ambassador                                       1986

Deputy Representative to the UN Security Council                   1984-1985
Diplomatic appointments in Tel Aviv, Geneva, Washington DC,  1966 - 1986

Paris, Quito and New York (Third Secretary through Minister)

Editor and columnist, Daily Expreso newspaper, Lima              1964 – 1966

EDUCATION

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey ,                  1958 – 1962
Bachelor of Arts in Politics (International Affairs)Cum Laude

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, New York                         1962 – 1964
Master in International Affairs

DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY OF PERU, Lima, Peru                       1965-1966
“Licencido” in International Relations, graduated first in his class

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts                1980 – 1981
Fellow at the Center for International Affairs.

OTHER ACTIVITIES / DISTINCTIONS

“Alien of Extraordinary Ability”, visa status, U.S. Government (2006)
Member of the Board, Earthwatch Institute, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Founding member, Peruvian Center for International Studies (CEPEI)
Member, Peruvian Society of Internatinal Law
Member, Chatham House Latin American Seminar (1968 – 1970)
Member, Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales Strategic Studies Seminar, Geneva, 1973 – 1974
Founding member, InterAmerican Forum, 1989
Professor of International organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru, Air Force Academy of Peru, and Naval Academy of Peru, 1976 – 1977
Member of the “Panamerican Foundation” (oldest entity in the field)

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Created,designed and taught courses on multilateral organization,Latin America, diplomacy, inter-American
relations and international affairs.

Publications

“Peruvian Foreign Policy: A Diplomacy of Interdependence” (Harvard, May 1981)
“La Politica Exterior del Peru en la Post Guerra Fria: Un Marco Conceptual”Debate, October 1990
“El Peru en el Mundo: Posicion y Proyeccion”, Expreso (lima, Peru) October 1991
“El Pensamiento Internacional de Carlos García Bedoya”, Carlos García Bedoya: Una Visión Desde los Años 90 Lima, Mosca Azul Editores, 1993“Rethinking the Western Hemisphere Idea”, Themis Law Journal,  Universidad del Pacifico del  Peru, 2002

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