Dr. Carmelo Cattafi is a distinguished political scientist and internationalist with a Ph.D. in Social Sciences. He currently holds the position of Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, where he also serves as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Sciences. From August 2012 to 2019, he assumed the role of director of both the undergraduate program in political science and the undergraduate program in international relations at Tec de Monterrey. He has carried out his studies and research in Italy, France, Tunisia, Luxembourg, the United States and Mexico. He is the author and editor of several books and journal articles.
From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Cattafi held the position of Facilitator of the Local Technical Secretariat of the State of Nuevo León for the Open Government Initiative. In this role, he collaborated with various stakeholders, including the Transparency and Access to Information Commission of the State of Nuevo León, as well as the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and civil society organizations. He served as Executive President and Citizen Councilor of the Citizen Council for Open Government, Transparency and Accountability of the Municipality of Monterrey (2019-2022). In the academic community, Dr. Cattafi plays a key role as the coordinator of the World Politics and International Relations axis of the Mexican Association of Political Science. In addition, he is the Director of Publications on the Board of Directors of the Mexican Association of International Studies.