Berg-Rodriguez, Alexis

Visiting Research Fellow
27/11/2023 to 15/12/2023
Research Interests 

EU – CELAC relationship, comparative regionalism.
Contemporary diplomacy.
Foreign policy of Mexico with the Americas, the European Union, and South Korea


PhD in International Relations. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Master’s Degree in Public International Law and International Relations. Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset Madrid – Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Spain.
Master’s Degree in Economics and International Relations: Geopolitics - Geoeconomics. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Biographical Statement 

Alexis Berg-Rodríguez is a Research Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE, Mexico) and coordinator of the Specialization Diploma of the Complutense University of Madrid "Gender, Migration and Human Rights". His doctoral thesis analysed the New Political Model of the EU - Cuba Relationship: The transition from the Common Position to the European Union - Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement and its application (2014-2019).

He has taught and lectured at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Morelia Campus); University of Coimbra, Portugal; National School of Political and Administrative Studies of Romania; National University of Colombia, Medellín Campus; and University of the Basque Country, among others. He has carried out research stays in the International Institute for the Sociology of Law of Oñati, Spain; Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid, Spain; the Department of International Studies of the Iberoamerican University of Mexico City; and at the Ibero-American Institute of Berlin, Germany.

He is working on the project “The New Diplomatic Model and Cooperation of the EU in its relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean" to determine the opportunities and challenges that both partners have in order to strengthen their strategic partnership in the 21st century. He contributed to UNU-CRIS research and training, in the Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism and with lectures in the School of Modern Diplomacy about Indigenous Diplomacy.

He has an extensive list of publications on the foreign policy of the European Union and its relationship with Cuba; the Common European diplomacy, EU’s energy security policy and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. His work has been published in academic journals of international prestige such as Perfiles Latinoamericanos, Revista de Estudios internacionales de Chile, Revista de Pensamiento Estratégico y Seguridad CISDE y Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies. His book “La UE y Cuba en el siglo XXI: cambios, logros y retos” was published in 2022 by Peter Lang in the Series Cité Européenne / European Policy.  Bruxelles, Belgium.