Scholars and Visitors

Each year CLAS sponsors an outstanding group of visiting scholars. The group ranges from area specialists to public intellectuals and practitioners. Visiting scholars give public talks and participate fully in the intellectual life at CLAS.

Applying for affiliation with CLAS


Senior Scholars

Maria Echaveste, senior scholar at CLASMaria Echaveste

Maria Echaveste has built a distinguished career working as a public policy consultant, lecturer, senior White House official, long-time community leader, and corporate attorney. She has lectured at UC Berkeley's School of Law and was affiliated with the UC Berkeley Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.  She is currently working on immigration, civic engagement, labor rights and education. She is an affiliate of the Berkeley Food Institute, a multi-disciplinary center at UC Berkeley, focused on transforming our nation’s food system. She specializes in international issues related to Mexico and Latin America, including being named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Special Representative to Bolivia in 2009.  From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. From 1997 to 1998, Echaveste was director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House and the administrator of the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division from 1993 to 1997. 

 


Visiting Fellow

Natalia Ariza Ramirez, CLAS Visiting Scholar 2018.Natalia Ariza Ramirez, Colombia (2018)

Ms. Ariza Ramírez is an economist at the National University of Colombia (NUC). She holds a master's degree in Economics Science from NUC with an emphasis on theory and economic policy. Ms. Ariza Ramírez is an expert in the design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, especially in the education sector, training for work, and employment. She has led the construction of the regulatory and public policy framework of the sectors of work and education over the past 12 years. Ms. Ariza Ramírez served as an independent consultant and Deputy Minister of Higher Education from 2014 to 2016. She has also held management positions in public institutions in Colombia, including the National Apprenticeship Service, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Protection and the National Planning Department. Ms. Ariza Ramírez believes that access to quality education for children and young people is the only way to achieve social cohesion.


Affiliates (non-resident)


 

Past Visiting Scholars and Researchers

2017

Carlos Milani

 

Denise Dresser

2014-15

Tómas McKay

2012-13

Ricardo Lagos

2011-12

Alma Guillermoprieto

 

Maria Beatriz Salles

 

Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado

 

Veronica Maria Sol Herrera

 2010-11

Kent Eaton

 

Elizabeth Havice

 

Barbara Lamas

2009-10

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

 

Kent Eaton 

 

Elizabeth Havice  

 

Moises Lino e Silva

 

Tamara Silva Comargo 

 

Zil Miranda 

2008-09

Barry Carr

 

Jean-Paul Faguet

 

Kent Eaton 

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch 

 

Luciana Andressa Martins de Souza 

2007-08

Sergio Aguayo

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch

 

Clara Ines Nicholls

 

Jacqueline Adams

 

Michele DeSando

 

Beate Frank

 

Héctor Perla Jr.

 

Glauco Arbix

 

Ana Paula Galdeano Cruz

 

Luciana Andressa Martins de Souza

 

Hilda Lorena Cardenas

2006-07

Ricardo Lagos

 

Daniel Coronell Castañeda

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch

 

Jacqueline Adams

 

Kent Eaton

 

Benjamin Goldfrank 

 

Lyal White

 

Michele DeSando

2005-06

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

 

Jacqueline Adams

 

Ana Cara

 

Kent Eaton

 

Luiz Fernando Macedo Bessa

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch

 

Lavinia Barros de Castro

 

Marta Maria Gomes de Oliveira

2004-05

Mariclaire Acosta

 

Peter H. Smith

 

Ana Cara

 

Márcio Holland

 

Roberto Castro

 

Estela Neves

 

Marcos Novaro

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch

 

Lavinia Barros de Castro

 

Rodrigo Sabbatini

 

Luisa Farah Schwartzman

2003-04

Jorge Arrate

 

Sergio Aguayo

 

Diamela Eltit

 

Paulo Lins

 

Jorge Wilheim

 

Peter Smith

 

Alba Zaluar

 

Mary Beth Kaufman

 

Gabriella Delamata

 

Kirsten Sehnbruch

 

Catha Worthman

 

Kathleen Kollewe

2002-03

Lorenzo Meyer

 

David Bonior

 

Antonio Barros de Castro

 

Nancy Appelbaum

 

Sandy Tolan

 

Clara Ines Nicholls

 

Francisca del Rio

 

Jaime Couso

 

Romana Falcon

 

Carsten Schneider

 2001-02

María Gregori

 

Enrique de la Garza  

 

Susana Nudelsman

 

Marcela Hernández

 

Janet Chernela

2000-01

Fernando Calderón

 

Francisco Dantas

 

María Esther Epele

 

Mynor Melgar

 

Luis Mirón

 

Gerardo Munck

 

Raquel Olea

 

Alejandra Pellicer

 

Sandy Tolan

 

Enrique Dussel Peters

 

Jaime Montes

 

Cristián Noemí

 

Bernardo Ricupero

1999-2000

Ruth Cardoso

 

Mark Danner