Dr. Molano Cruz, Giovanni

Position 
Visiting Researcher
Nationality 
Colombia
At UNU-CRIS 
02/02/2009 to 10/10/2010
Biographical Statement 

Giovanni Molano Cruz received a B.A. in Sociology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a M.A. in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Mr Molano Cruz is Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of the Sorbonne (Paris 1 Panthéon).

He has worked as a Research Assistant at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1993-1995), as Lecturer in History and International Relations at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (1999-2000) and as a Lecturer on the Relationship between Europe and Latino-America at Université de Marne-la-Vallée (2000-2003). He also worked for European Anti-Fraude Office of European Commission (2007). He associated to UNU-CRIS from February 2009 until October 2010.

He has published several academic articles in peer-reviewed journals of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Belgium on topics related to the Development European policy, EU's common commercial policy, EU’s external policy against illicit trafficking drugs, the relationship between the EU and Latin-American countries and the dynamic of cooperation links between EU and Andean Community. He has presented various papers in leading conferences in Colombia, Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal and Spain. His research interests include: regional security in a global context, interregional processes, global governance, illicit international political economy, EU external policy and Latin American external relations.