Ph.D., University of Wales, Aberystwyth
M.A., B.A., McGill University
Carla Barqueiro's research focuses on human security issues, including the prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity, the Responsibility to Protect, child soldiers and transnational organized crime. Much of her recent work examines the development of human security foreign policy and the institutionalization of mass atrocity prevention into government decision-making mechanisms.
Joining the University of Baltimore in 2012, Barqueiro teaches graduate courses on globalization, international organization and human security as part of the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security. She also teaches undergraduate courses in international studies. Her broad areas of teaching interest include international relations, global governance and human security.
Barqueiro previously worked for the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., where she was part of the hemispheric policy team working on citizen security, democratic governance and trade issues in the Americas. She also served as the liaison between the policy research community in Washington and the mission.
During her time in Washington, D.C., Barqueiro served as a senior fellow at the Fund for Peace, a nonprofit research organization working on sustainable security, failed states and threat convergence issues.
Prior to her move to the United States, she worked in Canada with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies under the direction of renowned historian Frank Chalk and Canadian Sen. Roméo Dallaire (former United Nations Force Commander in Rwanda) on the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide. The research included case study analyses of U.S. and Canadian government decision-making toward the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1999 Kosovo crisis. Policy recommendations geared toward both government and civil society were also developed from the research, highlighting the need for enhanced leadership, capacity, coordination and knowledge to improve prevention and early response. The research manuscript, Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership to Prevent Mass Atrocities, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2010.
In recent years, Barqueiro has been interviewed by The New York Times Magazine on the Responsibility to Protect and has presented several research papers on human security issues to government officials, representatives of international organizations and academics. She is dedicated to forging closer ties between policy practitioners, the nonprofit sector and academia to enhance human security across the globe.