Rafael Castro Alegría

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 05/2018: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme.

    • 2016 - 2017: Full-time professor at the Department of International Relations at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá

    • 2015 - 2016: Lecturer on Introduction to International Relations and Theories of International Relations at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá

    • 2014 - 2017: Researcher at the Research Group on International Relations, Latin America and Integration (GRIALI) at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá

    • Education: M.A. in International Relations, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Lawyer by the Santiago de Cali University. 

    Current Research

    • Regionalism in Latin America and Southeast Asia

    • Discourse Analysis and International Relations

    • Foreign Policy of Colombia

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    • Colombia


    Dissertation

    • The Rhetorical Foundations of Regional (Dis)integration: A Comparison between the Exit Discourses in Great Britain and Colombia

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-792rafael.castro@giga-hamburg.de

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 1/2021

    When Tone Is Not Everything: Joe Biden and Latin America

    Joe Biden’s election has raised many expectations. However, due to long-established legacies and predominant bipartisan consensus around the United States’ Western Hemisphere policy, changes will be in tone rather than in substance. This GIGA Focus introduces four topics, that will shape the agenda.

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    Policy Paper | 02/2020

    Auge y Estancamiento de la Alianza del Pacífico

    Eduardo Pastrana

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 4/2019

    The Lima Summit: A Trial by Fire for the Pacific Alliance

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz

    Associate / Head of Leibniz Junior Research Group

    Speaker | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    GIGA Talk Online event: 26/01/2022 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 23/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

    The Pacific Alliance as an Axis of a post-TPP Interregionalism

    Conference 23/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

    Rafael Castro Alegría

    Doctoral Researcher

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2021

    Introduction to Latin American Institutions and Thinking in International Relations

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

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