About this event
This event is organized by the Colombian Studies Initiative, a collaboration between NYU Wagner, NYU CLACS and the Universidad del Rosario. Stay connected! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram .
This interdisciplinary panel will focus on the main challenges that the new Colombian government will have to face between 2022 and 2026, especially in terms of governance and room to maneuver in the face of structural problems exacerbated by the pandemic -such as inequality or poverty. At the same time, the discussion will pay special attention to the similarities and differences between the Colombian elections and other recent ones in Latin America, for example in Peru and Chile, where there has been an evident competition between left and right options. With this Faculty Working Group, the Colombian Studies Initiative reaffirms its commitment to offer plural and reflective views on the Colombian reality, and leaves open the invitation for students, professors and the general public to participate in the debate that will mark much of the course of Colombia within the next four years
- Maria Ignacia Curiel, PhD candidate in the Departamento de Política at NYU
- Mónica Pachón, associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Universidad de los Andes.
- Patricio Navia, Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU CLACS
Introduction and Moderation:
Laura García, Professor at the Universidad del Rosario
About the Participants:
Laura Garcia is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University's Department of Political Science, where she also completed a Master's in Statistics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Her research interests are framed within comparative politics and research methodologies. She investigates the political economy of inequality and development in Latin America and its relation to violence and democracy. Her research methods focus on the study of causal inference and concepts and measurement.
María Ignacia Curiel is a PhD Candidate at New York University’s Department of Politics. She uses empirical and experimental methods to study the participation of non-state armed actors in democracy, the conditions under which their political integration is lasting, and the consequences for domestic politics, democratic consolidation and peace. Her current work has been primarily motivated by the case of the FARC in Colombia and the efforts embedded in the peace agreement to promote the political participation of this former insurgency. She has previously conducted research for the United Nations University Center for Policy Research on ex-combatant reintegration into civilian life, the Inter-American Development Bank on the evolution of Venezuela’s energy infrastructure, and for a Caracas-based organization on homicide data collection.
Mónica Pachón is a political scientist with a Master's in Political Science from the Universidad de los Andes, M.Phil in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Universidad de los Andes. Her research focuses on executive-legislative relations, the organization and institutional evolution of the Colombian Congress, issues of fiscal effort and decentralization, electoral design, and political behavior. She worked as director of the Visible Congress Project from August 2009 to August 2013 and associate professor at the Universidad de los Andes until December 2015. She was Dean and full professor of the Faculty of Political Science, Government and International Relations of the Universidad del Rosario from January 2016 to December 2018, and Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University until December 2018.
Patricio Navia is a Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies and Adjunct Professor in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Navia is also a Professor of Political Science at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile. He has published scholarly articles and book chapters on democratization, electoral rules and democratic institutions in Latin America.