Sebastián Groux

Liaison Officer for Latin America

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s.groux@polarconnection.org

Sebastian Groux serves as PRPI’s Liaison Officer for Latin America, monitoring and analysing the developments in the policies of Latin American states towards either the Antarctic or the Arctic, and facilitating PRPI’s engagement with national and international policy makers, as well as environmental organisations, based in these regions.

Sebastian holds a Law degree from the University of Durango, Mexico, and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Spanish Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid, Spain. Since 2008, he has also been working at the Spanish Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico, as a Cultural Attaché. His duties also include maintaining and strengthening relations with local, state and federal governments, and universities of the North of Mexico such as the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad de Monterrey, Universidad Regiomontana and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. He is also in charge of supervising every electoral process for Spaniards that vote outside of Spain in the seven States of the North of Mexico.

His policy interests include European citizenship, climate change, human rights, security policies, democracy and development in Latin America and Europe. Sebastian travels regularly between Europe and Latin America, and he is fluent in English, Spanish and French.