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Carlos Arriaga Serrano

PhD Student in Political Science

Carlos Arriaga Serrano is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in International Relations and Public Policy. He has a strong background and interest in international law and diplomacy, particularly in international environmental law, international climate change policy, and climate negotiations. Carlos has served as a Teaching Assistant for International Law with Denise Garcia, for Conflict and Negotiations with Youly Diamanti-Karanou, both from the Department of Political Science, and as a Research Assistant and Fellow for the project Power in Puerto Rico with Laura Kuhl, Jennie Stephens, and Ryan Ellis from the School of Public Policy.

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Carlos is from the town of Purchena, in Andalucia, Spain. At 16 years old, he attended the United World College of Costa Rica (UWCCR), where he earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. He then attended St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, where he graduated with a double-major Magna Cum Laude in Government and Foreign Languages (German, Italian, and French), and a double-minor in European and Arabic Studies. His undergraduate research focused on the European Union and the 2015 Migrant Crisis.

Prior Work

Before starting the program, Carlos was a candidate for the Spanish Diplomatic Corps of Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, where he focused on international law, diplomatic relations, the European Union and its institutions, and the Spanish administrative and legal systems. He then did his MA in International Affairs at Northeastern University with a concentration in Sustainability and Climate Change policy.


Public Health and Pandemics, the wake-up call for cooperation? NU Political Review (September 2021); The Future of International Environmental Policy. NU Political Review (April 2021); The UN Reformation. NU Political Review (March 2021)

Articles Under Review

Abidjan and Flooding: Analysis of the different levels of Institutional Resilience. Geoenvironmental Disasters

Research Interests

International Law, Diplomacy, International Environmental Policy, Climate Change Policy, Climate Negotiations, the Caribbean, and the EU.

Contact info

960A Renaissance Park

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