Ricardo Barrios joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2017 as a Program Associate in the Latin America and the World Program.

Before coming to the Dialogue, he served as Legislative Assistant to the President of the Senate of Puerto Rico. He also interned at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, China. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat. Barrios holds a Master’s in International Politics from Peking University. His master’s thesis explores the way the Chinese government reduces export risk for Chinese companies exporting to Cuba. He previously was awarded an Oberlin Shansi Fellowship to study Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Normal University. He received a BA from Oberlin College in Politics and East Asian Studies, with a focus on Chinese politics. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.