Paulo Botta obtained a degree on International Relations at Cordoba Catholic University (Córdoba, Argentina). After that he studied at the Arabic Language Centre in Cairo (Egypt) and obtained his Ph.D. at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Carolina Foundation, Doctorate Fellowships Programme). In 2007 he joined FRIDE (Madrid, Spain), before that he taught at Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21 (Córdoba, Argentina) and he worked at the Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies (CEMOC). At FRIDE, he coordinated the EU funded project- consortium Transnational Terrorism, Security and Rule of Law. After that he was responsible for the newsletter of the Ford Foundation-funded project 'The gap between narratives and practices. Darfur: The responses from the Arab world'. At the beginning of 2011 he moved to Buenos Aires (Argentina) to work at the Center for Strategic Studies of the Argentinean Air Force as research coordinator until 2014. Paulo Botta is Protitular Professor a UCA – Universidad Católica Argentina and Associate Professor at the School of Oriental Studies of USAL – El Salvador University.
- Research projects / interests:
- International Security
- Defense Policy
- Sea Power
- International Relations
Keywords: Polar Governance, Antarctic Treaty System, Polar Policy, Geopolitics, Argentina, Geopolitics