Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy has a doctoral degree in international studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver and Master degrees in Economics from Carleton University (Ottawa) and in International Affairs from Columbia University (NYC).
Before coming to the United States, Lopez-Levy emigrated to Israel from Cuba where he got his bachelor degree at the Higher Institute of International Relations.
Lopez-Levy is the author of the book “Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-Up view of Change”. He has been a fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, the Aspen Institute Socrates Society and consultant for the New America Foundation. In 2005, Lopez-Levy received the Leonard Marks Foreign Policy Award of the American Academy of Diplomacy.
He has published articles about Cuba, Latin America, and the U.S. policy towards Latin America at Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Chicago Tribune, The Florida Sun Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, Tampa Bay Times the Miami Herald and other American and international newspapers. Lopez-Levy is a political analyst for CNN Spanish and guest at radio and TV programs in the U.S. and the international media. Prior to joining the faculty at Holy Names University, Lopez-Levy was a visiting assistant professor of international relations at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota.