Hector Cadavid received his BS in Political Science and International Affairs from Florida State University (2002), and a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University, along with a certificate in National Security Studies (2007). His research interests include national security issues and regional politics in South America, particularly the Andean region. As his major research paper, Mr. Cadavid wrote an analysis of “Colombia’s Peace Process and Transitional Justice Project for National Reconciliation.”
Following the completion of his graduate work, he joined The Gordon Institute as the National Security Studies Program’s Outreach Coordinator in May of 2007. Currently, he serves as the Institute’s Deputy Director and serves as the Institute’s liaison with the South Florida community, particularly Miami-Dade County Schools and the U.S. Southern Command. Mr. Cadavid also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU and teaches classes on Latin America Politics.