Associate Professor & Special Assistant to the Provost on Diversity

Carlos earned his Ph.D. in International Relations at the London School of Economics. At American University, he completed a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and a B.A. in International Studies. He joined the Department in August 2005. Prior to Drew University, Carlos taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Hamilton College. He  also was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Peace Studies Program and a Visiting Fellow at Rutgers-Newark’s Division of Global Affairs.

Research Interests

Carlos is interested in three research areas. First, he examines the legal and political ramifications of humanitarian interventions and post-war peace-building efforts. Second, Carlos is interested in contemporary debates on U.S. foreign policy. Third, he is researching the emergence and the evolution of post-9/11 global counter-terrorism strategies. He is especially intrigued by terrorist organizations’ financing efforts and how global governance networks have encouraged states, especially in the Arab world, to adopt new counter-terrorism financing laws and regulations.

Selected Publications

  • “Towards Deliberative Peace: A Habermasian Critique of Contemporary Peace Operations,” Journal of International Relations and Development, 12.1 (2009): 58-89.
  • “Microfinancing Terrorism: A Study in al Qaeda Financing Strategy” in M. Cox (ed.) State of Corruption, State of Chaos: The Terror of Political Malfeasance (Lexington Books, 2008) with T. Koker, 167-180.
  • “Why Did the U.N. Security Council Approve the Anglo-American Project to Transform Postwar Iraq?: The Evolution of International Law in the Shadow of the American Hegemon,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, 3.1 (2007): 65-94.
  • “America’s Quest for Global Hegemony: Offensive Realism, the Bush Doctrine and the 2003 Iraq War,” Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 53.2 (2006): 125-157.