Ariel González Levaggi leads the Center for International Studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations (Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina), where he also acts as an associate professor and director of the U.S. Study Program, sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires. He is also associate researcher of the regional think tank CRIES and cochair of the Asia and the Americas section at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). His research has a focus on the Latin American and Caribbean relationships with non-Western Hemisphere actors as well as global geopolitical dynamics. He is the author of multiple articles appearing in International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, International Relations, and Foro Internacional, among others, and single author of Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders: Managing Regional Security in World Politics (Routledge, 2020) and From the Indo-Pacific to the South Atlantic: Maritime Strategies of the Great Powers (Instituto de Publicaciones Navales, 2022). He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs in Argentina and Latin America. He holds a PhD in international relations and political science from Koç University (Turkey) and an MA in political science and sociology from Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Argentina).