Politics and International Relations
Office: MMC, SIPA 528
Daniel I. Pedreira was born in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. He received a PhD in Political Science at Florida International University. Previously, he received a Master’s degree in Peace Operations from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Miami.
Daniel’s PhD dissertation is titled “Semi-presidential Executive Branch Institutionalization and Personalization Under Cuba’s 1940 Constitution.” His research focuses on institutions, executive politics, democratization, international relations, and Latin American studies.
Daniel has gained vast experience working in the government, nonprofit, and academic sectors. From 2007 through 2013, Daniel served as a Congressional Aide to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, then Chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs. He later served as Program Officer at the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, D.C. and Miami (2013-2016). Since 2020, Daniel has taught courses on Latin American Politics, Cuban Politics, Cuban/American Politics, and American Government.
Daniel is the author of “El Último Constituyente: El desarrollo político de Emilio “Millo” Ochoa” (Aduana Vieja, 2013), “An Instrument of Peace: The Full-Circled Life of Ambassador Guillermo Belt Ramírez” (Lexington Books, 2019), and “PEN Club of Cuban Writers in Exile: Foundation, Struggle and Present” (PEN Club of Cuban Writers in Exile, 2019).