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Edgardo Riveros assumed his duties as Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs on March 11, 2014.
Undersecretary Riveros is a law graduate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He holds a bachelor's degree in law from Complutense University of Madrid and a master's degree in Public International Law and Political Science from the University of Bonn.
He served as Undersecretary General of Government during the presidencies of Presidents Aylwin and Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1990-1997) and Deputy of the Republic of Chile for two periods (1998- 2006), during which time he was President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies (1998-1999 and 2003-2004).
He was a member of the Chilean delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (1998 and 2003). Later, he was Undersecretary General of the Presidency during the government of President Bachelet (2006-2010).
He has been Professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University and the Central University of Chile. He has also taught Public International Law at the University of Chile, Central University, Andrés Bello University and University of the Americas. Moreover, he has served as a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Chile.
Undersecretary Riveros was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Maritime Boundary in the case between Peru and Chile before the International Court of Justice, as well as consultant at the International Labour Organization (ILO). He was also Director of the School of Political Science at Miguel de Cervantes University (2011-2014) and President of the Democracy and Community Center from 2010 to March 10, 2014. He is a full member of the Hispano-Luso- American Institute of International Law, the International Law Association and the Chilean Society of International Law.
Riveros is the author of several specialized publications on international relations and international law.