IDEE, Royal University Institute for European Studies, Programmes, Masters, International Relations, Academic Staff, professors, Laura Tedesco, St. Louis University


Associate Dean of Arts and Science and Director of the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University. Madrid Campus.




  • B.A. in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina 'Santa María de los Buenos Aires' (1987)
  • Master in International Relations, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Buenos Aires (1991)
  • PhD in Political Science, University of Warwick (1994)



  • Director of the Research Project 'Dialogues on Cuba' (2016-present)
  • Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University (2012-present)
  • Associate Professor at Instituto de Empresa (2010 - present)
  • Director of the Research Project 'Leadership and Political Practices' at the Torcuato di Tella University (2009-2013)
  • Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2004-2012)
  • University Lecturer at the University of East Anglia (UK) (1997-2004)
  • Consultant for UNICEF, DFID (Department for International Development, UK) and the National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Argentina



  • DIAMINT, R. y TEDESCO, L. (2015). Latin America´s Leaders. ZED Books. Londres. 
  • DIAMINT, R. y TEDESCO, L. (2014). El liderazgo político sudamericano en perspectiva comparada. Nueva Sociedad
  • DIAMINT, R. y TEDESCO, L. (2014). Latin American democracy. What to do with the leaders. Bulletin of Latin American Research. Vol. 33. 
  • DIAMINT, R. y TEDESCO, L. (2013). Democratizar a los políticos. Un estudio sobre líderes latinoamericanos. Libros de la Catarata. Madrid. 
  • TEDESCO, L. (2005). Alfonsín de la esperanza a la desilusión. Nuevo Extremo. Argentina. 

  • TEDESCO, L. (1999). Democracy in Argentina: Hope and Disillusion. Frank Cass. Inglaterra.