Arturo Lopez-Levy is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Politics at Holy Names University. His research agenda focuses on asymmetry, small states and international relations. He is an expert on Latin America, Cuba, American politics and U.S. role in world affairs and has written and presented about these topics for the InterAmerican dialogue, the New America Foundation, and Fundación Carolina. Lopez-Levy has taught more than forty semester-length courses of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S. foreign policy, political economy of globalization and other topics in prestigious universities of the United States and the world (Spain, Finland, Norway, Russia, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Cuba and Taiwan). Lopez-Levy got his PhD in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (2016). He has masters’ studies in Economics in Carleton University (Ottawa) and International Affairs from Columbia University (NYC). He graduated from the Cuban Diplomatic Academy in Havana in 1993 and later worked as political analyst for the Cuban government until 1994. In 2020, Lopez-Levy was Fulbright Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2005, he won the Leonard Marks Essay Prize on Foreign Policy Creative writing of the American Academy of Diplomacy. He is a co-author of the book “Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-up view of Change” (McFarland 2012).