María Teresa Aya Smitmans

María Teresa Aya Smitmans

María Teresa Aya Smitmans

PhD student in Political Studies from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and Master of Political Science from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). In Colombia, she has been a teacher, researcher and coordinator of International Relations at the Externado de Colombia University and a teacher at the School of War, the Institute of Advanced Studies for Development and invited as a speaker at Uninorte (Colombia) and the Universidad Católica (Chile). Also, director of the Augusto Ramírez Ocampo Diplomatic Academy of Colombia and, at the time, of the Center for Strategic Thinking of the Foreign Ministry. His areas of interest include international relations theory, geopolitics, Latin America, Canada, and the Middle East. Among the work topics are sovereignty in international relations and the State. Email: ayateresa@hotmail.com Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1456-2779