Christopher Sabatini, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow with the Latin America Initiative. He is also a lecturer of international relations and public policy at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, as well as the founder and executive director of Global Americans, a non-profit that conducts research on social inclusion, foreign policy, democracy, and human rights. Sabatini holds a doctorate in government from the University of Virginia and has published numerous articles on Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, democratization, and economic development. He is a regular contributor to several media outlets, including The New York Times, where his recent op-eds on Latin America, “We Shouldn’t Ignore Cuba” and “Tillerson’s Attempt to Mend Ties in Latin America,” were published in 2018.
From 2005 to 2014, Sabatini was the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly, in which he continues to maintain a regular blog on policy. Sabatini was also the director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy from 1995-2007, as well as a diplomacy fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1995-1997. He has also served as an advisor to the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and has testified multiple times before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Sabatini has a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia.