Professor Javier Esguevillas holds Spanish and Mexican citizenship and is the President of the CILP.
Prof. Esguevillas obtained a Master Degree in International Affairs from the Spanish Diplomatic School and a PhD in Law from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III. He is a tenured professor of International Public Law and International Relations at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III, and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Latino Studies at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.
Prof. Esguevillas has taught courses for credit at numerous Latin American Universities, especially in Mexico. He was Director of a Master Program in International Cooperation at Universidad de Guadalajara, and Visiting Professor at universities in Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Mexico City (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Prof. Esguevillas is recognized as a leading expert on Mexican politics and frequently lectures and publishes on the subject.
As a consultant to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Prof. Esguevillas has written research reports on El Salvador and other Central America countries, specifically on the impact of corporate social responsibility, and the goal of a basic floor of social protection for the indigenous communities.
Prof. Esguevillas speaks frequently at conferences in Mexico and other Latin American countries as an expert on integration processes in Latin America, promoting development via political and economic integration, democracy, and the rule of law. His field work has brought him in close contact with the indigenous populations and their specific struggles in Mexico and Central America. Last but not least, Prof. Esguevillas is working on the rights of migrants in the United States and Europe, and specifically on a book about the rights of national minorities in the United States, as part of the work of the ILS at Notre Dame University.