We´re pleased to introduce the new member of RBPI´s Editorial Board, Rafael Villa and Kathryn Sikkink:
Rafael Villa is Associate Professor at the Departament of Political Science of the University of São Paulo-USP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela-1988), a master’s degree in Political Science (1992), a doctorate in Political Science (1997) from USP. He developed postdoctoral studies at Columbia University (USA-2008). He teaches at the Departament of Political Science and at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo. He has produced and researched in the area of Political Science, with emphasis on International, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations, focusing mainly on the following topics: international relations and Latin American foreign policy, United States Security policy for South America and issues related to normative aspects of international relations. Currently, he is the deputy coordinator of the Committee on Political Science and International Relations of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES. He joined the Departament of Political Science of USP in 2002. He is a CNPq Research Productivity Scholar – Level 1D.
Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial board of the International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.