Colombia at the Crossroads

Sergio Fajardo

Title Conditional: Colombia at the Crossroads
Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Sergio Fajardo talks with students at Berkeley, October 2018. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Sergio Fajardo speaks on Colombia at Berkeley, March 2019. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Sergio Fajardo recently ran for president of Colombia and received 24% (4.5 million) of the vote.  Formerly, he served as the governor of Antioquia (2012-2015) and the mayor of Medellin (2004-2007). He was highly innovative in both offices emphasizing education, public works, and community participation.  He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently a Senior Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley. 

Sergio Fajardo argues that Colombia needs a "positive social project," to help build a lasting peace. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Sergio Fajardo argues that Colombia needs a "positive social project," to help build a lasting peace. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

 

With CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken, Fajardo takes audience questions after his talk. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
With CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken, Fajardo takes audience questions after his talk. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

 

Sergio Fajardo talks with audience members after his presentation, March 2019. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Sergio Fajardo talks with audience members after his presentation, March 2019. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)