Dr. Ricardo Arredondo is a Professor of International Organizations and Global Governance and Diplomatic Theory and Practice at the University of Belgrano and Public International Law at the Universities of Buenos Aires and Mendoza and has also served as an Argentine Foreign Service diplomat. He is the author or co-author of five books and more than 100 articles in well-known journals, newspapers and blogs, and regularly lectures on international law and diplomacy, particularly on diplomatic and consular law issues, WTO, legal aspects of the use of force, responsibility to protect, and international relations.
Dr. Arredondo has received awards from different professional associations, including the Elena Holmberg and the Raúl Prebisch Medals from the Foreign Service Institute of Argentina and has taught at the Argentine Foreign Service Institute, University of Tucuman (UNT), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Austral, and Universidad de Palermo.
Dr. Arredondo received his LL.B. from the University of Tucuman Law School (1986), where he graduated in the top 1% of his class. He received his LL.M. (with Merits) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1996 and his Ph.D. summa cum laude at the University of Buenos Aires in 2011.
As a member of the Argentine Foreign Service, Dr. Arredondo has served in the UK, Spain, and the USA. In the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was Head of the Settlement of Economic Disputes Office and served in the Legal Affairs Department, among other positions. As of 2021, he is the Consul General of the Argentine Republic in Vancouver (Canada).
Before joining the Foreign Service, Dr. Arredondo practiced law at the Tucuman Bar in Argentina (1986-1989) and received a Fellowship from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina (1987-1989). He is also a Counselor at the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and a member of several other organizations, including the International Law Institute of the National Academy of Law of Argentina, the Argentine Association of International Law, and the Observatory of International Politics (University of Palermo).