Director
2018–2021

Mónica Serrano is Research-Professor of International Relations at El Colegio de México, Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute, and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Oxford University. She was educated at El Colegio de México and received her Doctorate (DPhil) from Oxford University. She has been: co-ordinator of the North American Studies Programme at El Colegio de México; Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect; member of the International Advisory Board of the FRAME Project “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies”; and co-editor of Global Governance. She has lectured at London and Oxford Universities. Dr. Serrano has served as co-ordinator of the World Economic Forum’s Human Rights and Protection Council, and as founder and co-ordinator of Mexico’s Security Studies Group, as well as participating in several international research projects. Monica Serrano’s research interests are in the International Relations of Latin America and North America, with particular reference to international institutions, security, human rights, and transnational crime. Her publications include: Transnational Organised Crime and International Security: Business as Usual? (with Mats Berdal, Lynne Rienner, 2002); Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (with Vesselin Popovski, UNU Press, 2009); After Oppression: Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe (with Vesselin Popovski, UNU Press, 2012); Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (with Paul Kenny, Routledge, 2012); The International Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause? (with Thomas G Weiss, Routledge, 2014); El Tratado de Tlatelolco. Una mirada retrospectiva a medio siglo de su firma (Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2017); “US-Mexican Relations: From NAFTA to Donald Trump” (2017); and El debate de la Asamblea General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas sobre el problema mundial de las drogas de 2016 (in press, Mexico’s Senate), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on international institutions, human rights and drug policy. Her current research focuses on drug policy and the last generation of human rights violations in Mexico and Latin America.