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Christopher Sabatini

Senior Director, Policy, AS/COA

Christopher Sabatini is the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and founder and editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ). Dr. Sabatini chairs the AS/COA Rule of Law working group, which published a report on rule of law in the hemisphere entitled Rule of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity (also available in Spanish). He also chairs the AS/COA Cuba Working Group. In 2007, Dr. Sabatini launched AQ and has since maintained a regular blog on policy in the Americas on the magazine’s website ( From 1997 to 2005, Dr. Sabatini was the Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy. From 1995 to 1997 he was a Diplomacy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Democracy and Governance. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has published numerous articles on Latin America, democratization, political parties, and the effectiveness of international programs to support democratic development. His work includes an article in the March/April edition of Foreign Affairs titled “Rethinking Latin America”, and an article on about regional diplomacy titled “The Land of Too Many Summits.” Dr. Sabatini regularly provides interviews for The New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, PBS’s World Focus, The Lehrer News Hour, NPR, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, and CNN en Español, and is a regular contributor to CNN-GPS and to NTN24’s TV news program Efecto Naim. He has a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia. He is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and and is co-chair of Columbia University's Inter-University Seminar on Latin America.

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CNN: Sabatini Explains How Cuba Will Benefit from New International Ties

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AS/COA's senior director of policy explains why Cuba can benefit from its relationship with the United States rather than China, Russia, or Venezuela. ... Play Video