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Paul Angelo

Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Paul J. Angelo is a fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His work focuses on U.S.-Latin American relations, transnational crime, violent actors, military and police reform, and immigration. A former active-duty naval officer, Angelo has extensive experience in military and government service.

Angelo was formerly an International Affairs Fellow at CFR, and in this capacity, he represented the U.S. Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he managed the ambassador’s security and justice portfolio.

During his naval career, Angelo deployed to Colombia on three occasions over the course of more than a decade. He was directly responsible for the planning of inter-agency missions focused on improving local governance, rule of law, and security in support of Plan Colombia, and he spearheaded the coordination and implementation of the Embassy’s largest bilateral humanitarian mission in 2011.

Angelo holds a B.S. in political science (with honors) from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, an M.Phil. in Latin American studies (with distinction) from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a PhD in Politics from University College London.

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