Education as the Engine of Social Transformation

CLAS Course for Spring 2016

Students at San Jose Secondary School, a rural school in in La Ceja, Antioquía, Colombia. (Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank.)
Students at San Jose Secondary School, a rural school in in La Ceja, Antioquía, Colombia. (Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank.)

Sergio Fajardo
"Education as the Engine of Social Transformation"

 

This special seminar will look at the process of social transformation that Sergio Fajardo undertook as mayor of Medellin and governor of Antioquia in Colombia.  It will look at his route from mathematician to politician, explore the challenges and opportunities of governing, and examine public policy alternatives with a focus on education that could serve as a model throughout Latin America.

Sergio Fajardo serves as governor of Antioquia through December 2015. Previously the mayor of Medellín, he continues to promote education as the answer to many problems faced by his native Colombia.

This course is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, and the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.

1 unit, pass/no pass
March 2016, Thursdays 4:00 - 7:00 pm


TO APPLY:

If you would like to be considered for enrollment in the course please submit the following information via email to jsullivan@berkeley.edu as soon as possible: 

For GRADUATE STUDENTS

Name, SID, Department, Year, and a paragraph about why you are interested in taking the seminar.

For UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Name, SID, Major, GPA, and a paragraph about why you are interested in taking the seminar.