Dr. Angel Collado-Schwarz is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Syracuse University and earned a PhD in Contemporary Latin America History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. His specialty is the Cold War under the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, with extensive research conducted at the National Archives in Maryland and the Presidential Libraries.
He was professor at the University of Puerto Rico Law School and the Centro de Estudios Avanzandos de Puerto Rico y el Caribe in San Juan.
He published several books, including “Decolonization Models for America’s Last Colony: Puerto Rico” endorsed by James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank. The book was presented at several universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and Columbia and was translated to Mandarin and presented at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Since 2002, Collado-Schwarz hosts a weekly radio program transmitted over Univision Radio in Puerto Rico and New York. He publishes a monthly column in El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper.
Collado-Schwarz directed the communications for the Popular Democratic Party, the oldest political party, in four political campaigns in Puerto Rico and was communications advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico.
He was a member of the Board of the Museo del Barrio in New York and is Vice Chairman of the Barenboim Said Foundation.