Fernanda Alvarez Piñeiro
Director, Americas Centre
Fernanda is the Director of the Americas Centre. She leads the Americas Centre to contribute with analysis and regional perspectives to the work of CYIS on global security, economic-environmental and humanitarian threats.
International Relations and Geopolitics of Latin America, Security Studies, Democratization, Humanitarian and Migration Issues
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Fernanda is a current undergraduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she is currently completing her BSc in Politics and International Relations. In addition to her role as Director of the Americas Unit, Fernanda has previously led the LSE United Nations Society as President, working in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and with the international organization careers network OpenIGO. She also has a poignant interest in journalism, having interned at LatinNews where she contributed to intelligence reports pertaining to Latin American politics and producing multi-media content for a number of online platforms featuring academics from key organizations like the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Crisis Group. In her position at CYIS, Fernanda is invested in tracking and reporting on geopolitical, economic and humanitarian trends pertaining to North, Central and South America, and accordingly, providing solution-based analyses. Particularly, Fernanda is interested in detangling questions of democratic erosion and backsliding in Latin America, crisis resolution in authoritarian regimes like those of Venezuela and Nicaragua, evaluating the role of new rising regional players like China and Russia, and examining multilateral relations between the U.S and Latin America in relation to the continent's stability.