J. Luis Rodriguez

J. Luis Rodriguez
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Assistant Professor

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J. Luis Rodriguez is an assistant professor of international security and law at George Mason University’s Schar School for Policy and Government. He is an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Rodriguez studies how Global South actors navigate inequalities in international orders. He uses a mix of qualitative methods to analyze how Global South actors attempt to level the playing field in global governance. His research centers on international security, focusing on the Global South’s approaches during nuclear, humanitarian, and emerging technologies governance negotiations.

His work has been published in International Affairs, the Cambridge Review of International AffairsThird World Quarterly, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Washington PostWar on the Rocks, and the North American Congress on Latin America, among other outlets.

Rodriguez holds a PhD and an MA in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in international relations from El Colegio de Mexico. He was a junior advisor to the Mexican Vice-Minister for Latin American Affairs before joining the PhD program at Hopkins.

Areas of Research

  • Global South
  • Global Governance and International Order
  • International Security
  • International Law
  • Nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament
  • Humanitarian crises, interventions, and law
  • Cyber governance and emerging technologies