Olga Pellicer

Division of General Studies and International Studies
Department of International Studies

Olga Pellicer

Part time professor

Professor Pellicer teaches the course of Mexican Foreign Policy and a Seminar on United Nations. 

Her long term research has focused on the elaboration of a book about the factors, domestic and external, that have determined Mexican foreign policy. Professor Pellicer is interested in explaining the importance of Mexico - US relations vis-a-vis the low profile of Mexico in other regions, particularly Latin America and Europe. 

In outreach activities stands out her column in Proceso, a renowned weekly magazine. Her writings concentrate on subjects of interest for Mexican Foreign Policy. After more than 10 years, it is possible to trace through those writings priorities, continuities and changes in Mexico´s external relations.

Her professional career has followed two different paths. First, academic activities as a full time professor in El Colegio de México (1964-1981) Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) (1981-1984) and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, (ITAM) since 2002. 

The second path, is her work as Ambassador of Mexico to Greece, Austria, the United Nations in New York, and the International Organizations in Vienna. Professor Pellicer was also in charge of the General

Direction of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1999)

Direct experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations at a high official level, as well as training of professional diplomats has given Professor Pellicer special gift for her actual activities in teaching and research in Foreign Policy and Internacional Organizations.

Academic Studies

BA in International Relations, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
MA in International Law, Université París 1 (Panthéon-Sorbone), France


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Topics of Interest

  • Mexican Foreign Policy
  • Mexico - United States Relations
  • International Politics
  • Multilateralism

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