CLAS Course with Sergio Fajardo, Spring 2019

Sergio Fajardo teaching a CLAS seminar, Spring 2016. (Photo by CLAS staff.)
Sergio Fajardo teaches a course at Berkeley, Spring 2016. (Photo by CLAS staff.)

The Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting Colombia's Sergio Fajardo in Spring 2019. During that time, he will be teaching a short month-long seminar.

Sergio Fajardo ran for President of Colombia in 2018, receiving nearly a quarter of the vote. He previously served as governor of Antioquia (2011-2015) and mayor of Medellín (2004-07.) His innovative policies in those offices became a model for other governments worldwide, promoting education and steps to address inequality and corruption as the answer to many problems faced by Colombia.

In 2016, Fajardo taught a course for CLAS - "Education as the Engine of Social Transformation."

More information on this course will be available as plans are finalized. Interested students should contact CLAS Vice Chair Julia Byrd, julia.byrd(at)