Education as the Engine of Transformation

Sergio Fajardo

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm | Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Sergio Fajardo speaks on "Education as the Engine of Transformation," April 2014.

- Read "Building on Education," Sarah McClure's article on Sergio Fajardo's talk at CLAS for the Spring 2014 Berkeley Review

Providing quality educational opportunities that meet the needs of Antioquia’s diverse population is Governor Fajardo’s central focus. His administration has begun work on 80 educational parks throughout Antioquia in order to replicate a model that proved successful in combatting inequality, violence, and the culture of illegality in Medellín.

Sergio Fajardo is the governor of Antioquia, Colombia, and the former mayor of Medellín. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Sergio Fajardo interview at CLAS, April 2014.

Sergio Fajardo speaks about his educational initiatives as governor of Antioquia. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Sergio Fajardo speaks about his educational initiatives as governor of Antioquia. (Photo by Jim Block.) 

Sergio Fajardo with a slide of one of the areas benefiting from "Antioquia la mas educada." (Photo by Jim Block.)
Sergio Fajardo with a slide of one of the areas benefitting from "Antioquia la mas educada." (Photo by Jim Block.)

Sergio Fajardo speaks with audience members after his talk. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Sergio Fajardo speaks with audience members after his talk. (Photo by Jim Block.) 

Sergio Fajardo and his wife, Dr. Lucrecia Ramírez Restrepo. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Sergio Fajardo and his wife, Dr. Lucrecia Ramírez Restrepo. (Photo by Jim Block.)

CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken walks in Berkeley with Sergio Fajardo and Lucrecia Ramírez Restrepo. (Photo by Jim Block.)
CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken walks in Berkeley with Sergio Fajardo and Lucrecia Ramírez Restrepo. (Photo by Jim Block.)

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.)