Fabio di Cera has been working in multilateralism since 2002. He currently holds the position of External Relations Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO), conducting due diligence and risk assessment on WHO engagement with non-State actors (NGOs, philanthropies, private sector entities and academic institutions) and therefore supporting technical departments at the global, regional and country levels when envisaging engagement with external entities.
Prior to that, he worked as a national diplomat to the Geneva based multilateral institutions, focusing on international trade, development and environment. He acted as trade negotiator to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in the fields of industrial goods, agriculture and trade and environment, but also to several Geneva based Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in the areas of chemicals, waste, conservation and climate change.
He is a visiting professor and lecturer on multilateral diplomacy, with great focus on trade and development issues, from the developing-country and Latin American-Caribbean perspectives, at different pre-graduate and post-graduate schools, such as ASERI and the University of Melbourne – Law School.
He graduated with honours in International Studies at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas (2000) and then earned a Master in Economics and International Relations from ASERI in Milan (2002). He received the ASERI Students Association (ASA) Career Award in 2003.
Latin America: regional integration and development. The emerging role of the region in world economy and geopolitics
This course aims at introducing students to the different aspects that have shaped countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region and its current role in the international economic and geopolitical environment. By analyzing major historical events in the region and the implications of those taking place in major powers, students will be able to learn on the opportunities and challenges that the region has been facing in its efforts to achieve economic, political and social development and to position itself in the international community as a key player. Focus will be made on different political and economic integration models and processes that the region and sub-regions have experienced, as well as, the impact of the influence of major powers along history, such as Europe, the United States and China - at different stages – and its strong dependence to raw materials and natural resources.