Senior Visiting Scholar: Sergio Fajardo

Sergio Fajardo speaks for CLAS, Fall 2018. (Photo by Jim Block.)Sergio Fajardo (Colombia, 2019)

Sergio Fajardo is among the most innovative political leaders in Latin America. He is known for transforming the city of Medellin, once dubbed "the most dangerous city on earth." He recently ran for president of Colombia and received 24% (4.5 million) of the votes cast. Formerly, he served as the governor of Antioquia (2012-2015) and the mayor of Medellín (2004-2007). He was highly innovative in both offices, emphasizing education, public works, and community participation. Professor Fajardo holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies during the Spring 2019 semester.