María-Cristina Rosas, (PhD., Mexico City, 1965). She is full-time Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). For almost three decades she has been Professor at the Center for Naval Higher Studies (CESNAV) of the Secretariat of the Navy in Mexico. She belongs to the National Researchers System. She heads the Olof Palme Center for Analysis and Research on Peace, Security and Development. She was head of the Mexican Association for Canadian Studies between 1999 and 2000. She was awarded the Jesús Silva-Herzog Prize for her contributions to research in international economics. She was also awarded a public recognition due to her academic life-time achievements by all the Universities based in Mendoza, Argentina in 2018.
Rosas has served as consultant to the Mexican Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese, Canadian and Swedish Governments and international organizations based in Geneva on trade negotiations.
She is the author of around 100 books on international trade and security. Most recently she edited a volume on The North American Free Trade Agreement 2.0 in preparation for the USMCA negotiations and authored an analysis on Space Security published by UNAM, and the Mexican and Australian Spaces Agencies.
She studied in Mexico and Sweden receiving two doctorates, in International Relations and Latin American. She comments on a regular basis on international politics and economic issues for various national and international media networks such as TV Azteca, the Congress Channel, UNAM Radio, Radio France, Deutsche Welle, Sputnik News, CNN and BBC News, Rio Grande Guardian among others. She is a life-long fan of The Simpsons and enjoys studying viticulture and playing piano.