Senior Researcher


Denisse is PhD in international relations from La Plata National University; Master’s degree in development and international aid from the Complutense University of Madrid and professional in international relations from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. She has more than 18 years of experience in the field of international relations in teaching, research, management, and consulting activities. Denisse has been a researcher and consultant accompanying subnational governments in the planning of their international cooperation.


In the academic field, as a dean, she was leading the Faculty of International Relations, Strategy and Security at the Nueva Granada Military University for 4 years. As a professor and researcher, Denisse was working during 15 years at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. Currently, she is Professor of International cooperation at this last university. She is an active member of the Network of Experts in Paradiplomacy and Territorial Internationalization (REPIT) and of the Colombian Network of International Relations (RedIntercol).

Among his most important publications are: The European Union’s cooperation strategy for peace in Colombia. Challenges for the post-agreement; decentralized cooperation and institutional structures for the internationalization of local governments: the cases of Bogotá and Mexico City; decentralized international cooperation in Colombia. An institutionalist analysis of the department of Cundinamarca; the presence of Colombian public entities in international cooperation. Reflections on four experiences in Bogotá DC; The ABC of international development cooperation. The role of local governments in Colombia; practical guide for the establishment of decentralized cooperation relationships for municipalities in Colombia.

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