Claudio A. Fuentes is professor of political science and the Director of the Social Science Research Institute (ICSO) at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile.
He is the former director of FLACSO-Chile (2004-2008) and former President of the Chilean Political Science Association (ACCP, 2004-2006).
He attended the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, where he earned a BA in history, and the University of North Carolina, USA, where he earned a MA and a PhD in Political Science (2003). His dissertation received the American Political Science Association award for best dissertation from the human rights section.
In 2011 he held the Andronico Luksic Fellowship as visiting scholar at the David Rockefeller Centre for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of four books, five edited volumes, and more than 30 journal articles on issues concerning democratisation, security, and international relations.
His current lines of research are constitutionalism and constitutional reforms in Latin America, rule of law and institutional change, and inter-American relations.