1 DR. LILIANA OBREGÓN TARAZONA THE RESEARCH PROJECT EUROPE , P.O. BOX 24, UNIONINKATU 40A, FI-00014, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND PRESENT POSITION Postdoctoral Researcher, The Research Project Europe , Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland (Sept. 1, 2009 Sept 1, 2012) Associate Professor of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (on leave until August, 2012) EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, ERIC CASTREN INSTITUTE, Helsinki, Finland Postdoctoral Research ( present) Individual Research Project: Writing the World through Law: Lawyers and their International Histories as part of the project The Research Project Europe: Between Restoration and Revolution, National Constitutions and Global Law: an Alternative View on the European Century sponsored by the European Research Council. Project Directors: Martti Koskenniemi (Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law) and Bo Strath (Department of World Cultures, Faculty of Arts) HARVARD UNIVERSITY, LAW SCHOOL Cambridge, MA S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), 2002 Dissertation: Completing Civilization: Nineteenth Century Creole Interventions in International Law Fields: International Law, International Legal History, Social Theory, Latin American History and Cultural Studies Advisor: David Kennedy, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law Diss.Committee: David Kennedy, Duncan Kennedy (HLS), Doris Sommer (Romance Languages and Literatures, HarvardU) Awards and Activities: Clark Byse - David Rockefeller Center Teaching and Dissertation Fellowship ( ) Samuel Morse Lane Fellowship, Harvard Law School Graduate Program ( ) David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Summer Research Grant (summer, 1999) Harvard University - University of Los Andes Fellowship for Doctoral Studies ( ) Fundación para la Educación Superior (FES) Fellowship for Graduate Studies ( ) HARVARD UNIVERSITY, LAW SCHOOL Cambridge, MA LL.M. (Master of Laws-waived), 1997 LL.M Paper: The Discourse of Democracy, Drugs and Human Rights: A Lethal Mix Advisor: Henry Steiner, Director, Human Rights Program Awards and Activities: Harvard Law School, Graduate Program and Human Rights Program, Tuition Fellowship for LL.M. Studies ( ) Fundación para la Educación Superior (FES) Fellowship for Graduate Studies ( ) Harvard Human Rights Program, Summer Internship Grant to work with the United Nations High Commissioner s Office for Human Rights in Colombia (summer, 1997) Co-coordinator and organizer of the conference Law and Democracy in Colombia, Harvard Law
2 Liliana Obregón, 2 School. The conference was the first such forum on Colombia held at Harvard University. With the participation of 14 speakers and 250 guests it obtained the support of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Graduate Program at Harvard Law School, and the Center for Criminal Justice. (1997) JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SAIS) Washington D.C., U.S.A. & Bologna, Italy - ( ) M.A. in International Relations, 1993 Concentrations: Latin American Studies and International Economics Awards and Activities: Ford Foundation Fellowship for second year of M.A. studies ( ) Full-Tuition Waiver for first year of M.A. studies ( ) Research Intern for Frank Smyth, freelance journalist - researched and edited for book on US foreign policy in El Salvador and assisted in research for articles on the human rights situation in Guatemala ( ) UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES, LAW SCHOOL Bogotá, Colombia Abogada, (Lawyer, equivalent to LL.B. or Bachelor of Laws), 1990 Concentrations: Legal History, International Law, Human Rights and Environmental law Thesis: La historia del derecho ambiental en Colombia (The History of Environmental Law in Colombia) Awards and Activities: Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship to study international law and regional integration at the Pontificia Universidade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (summer 1990) Institute for Ibero-American Cooperation Fellowship for semester abroad to study Ibero-American history and literature at the Ortega and Gasset Foundation in Toledo, Spain (fall, 1986) Research Assistant for the Center for International Studies (Centro de Estudios Internacionales - CEI) on issues of international humanitarian law, human rights law, drug trafficking and the environment. ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS Postdoctoral Researcher, The Research Project Europe , Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland ( ) Associate Professor of Law (Profesor Asociado), Universidad de Los Andes, Law School, fall, 2006 present. Assistant Professor of Law (Profesor Asistente), Universidad de los Andes, Law School, fall, ADDITIONAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies, June- July Worked on updating bibliography for book manuscript. Visiting Professor, taught a two week Introduction to International Law course for Master s Students at the University for Peace, Costa Rica, December 1-15, Visiting Resource Professor, invited by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies to participate in the School of Law s Human Rights and Justice Workshop and have special access to UT library collections and archives, University of Texas at Austin, October 2-9, 2006.
3 Liliana Obregón, 3 Visiting Professor, taught a three week seminar titled Latin American Legal Theory in International Law as part of the course Latin American Legal Theory organized by professor Berta Hernández, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, September 26- October 14, Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Legal Studies, spring, On leave from the University of Los Andes Law School. Research and writing of articles for publication Acting Associate Director- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Global Studies Program Oversaw Global Studies programs. Lecturer, designed and co-taught, with Emeritus Professor Joseph Thome, a graduate course titled Crossing Borders, Crossing Lives: Issues of Law and Society in Latin America at the University of Wisconsin, Law School, spring, Research Assistant, for Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Global Studies and Institute for Legal Studies Worked on SJD dissertation; presented a paper on dissertation work at the ILS seminar, Feb 20, 2001; co-planned, coordinated and hosted the interdisciplinary conference New Approaches to the Study of Social Conflict in Colombia, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 23, 2001 with the support of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS). Lecturer, designed and directed a fall semester graduate workshop titled Borderless Identities: Comparing Latin American and U.S. LatCrit Approaches to International Law, as the Clark Byse-David Rockefeller Fellow, Harvard Law School, fall, 2000 Director of Publications and Legal Research, Center for Justice and International Law, (Washington D.C.), Designed, researched, wrote and edited a new series of CEJIL publications in English and Spanish; counseled and litigated human rights cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; wrote successful fundraising proposals to several U.S. and European funding institutions; collaborated in litigation, advocacy and publication projects with Human Rights Watch/Americas Program Associate, Conservation International, (Washington D.C.), Coordinated, counseled, advocated and researched projects in conservation economics in Latin America (debt for nature swaps, natural forest management, biodiversity prospecting). Research Fellow, Presidency of Colombia. Advisory Committee on Human Rights, (Bogotá) spring, Researched and wrote for the 1991 Human Rights Presidential Report. Research Associate, Center For International Studies, University of Los Andes, (Bogotá), Researched wrote and published a book on the integration process between Colombia and Venezuela, an initiative that addresses bilateral problems of the environment, immigration, education and trade (sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for Colombia (FESCOL) and the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Organized an international seminar on foreign policy and the environment. Research Assistant, Center For International Studies, University of Los Andes, (Bogotá), Assisted in research and writing for projects on human rights, the history of international humanitarian law and the political and legal consequences of drug policy in Colombia.
4 PUBLICATIONS Books Writing the World through Law: Lawyers and their International Histories (working title of a book manuscript in process) Intervenciones criollas en el derecho internacional: Andrés Bello, Carlos Calvo y Alejandro Álvarez Editorial Legis Universidad de los Andes (forthcoming 2012). (Co-author with Diego Cardona, Carlo Nasi, Arlene B. Tickner and Juan Tokatlian), Colombia Venezuela: crisis o negociación, Tercer Mundo Editores, Bogotá, (Co-author with Carlo Nasi), Colombia Venezuela: conflicto o integración, Fundación Friederich Ebert de Colombia, Tercer Mundo Editores, Bogotá, Book Chapters:?Para qué un derecho internacional latinoamericano? (chapter manuscript in process for the handbook Derecho Internacional edited by René Urueña, Universidad de los Andes) Haiti and the Cosmopolitan Imagination for Analyzing Cosmopolitanisms in Enlightenment Europe and Beyond, edited by Mónica García-Salmones and Pamela Slotte, (in external peer review by publisher) The Civilized and the Uncivilized for the Oxford Handbook on the History of Public International Law, edited by Anne Peters and Bardo Fassbender, Oxford University Press, forthcoming Construyendo la región americana: Andrés Bello y el Derecho Internacional, in La idea en el pensamiento ius internacionalista del siglo XXI: Estudios a propósito de la conmemoración de los bicentenarios de las independencias de las repúblicas latinoamericanas, Yolanda Gamorra Chopo (coord), Institución Fernando El Católico, Zaragoza, Pgs Latin American International Law, Routledge Handbook of International Law edited by David Armstrong, Routledge New York Pgs Construyendo la región americana: Andrés Bello y el Derecho Internacional, Andrés Bello y los Estudios Latinoamericanos. Serie Críticas, edited by Beatriz González Stephana and Juan Poblete. Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh 2009, Pgs Between Civilization and Barbarism: Creole Interventions in International Law," International Law and the Third World: Reshaping Justice, edited by Richard Falk, Balakrishnan Rajagopal and Jacqueline Stevens, Routledge- Cavendish, London Pgs Creole Consciousness and International Law in Nineteenth Century Latin America, International Law and Its Others, edited by Anne Orford, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Pgs Críticas tempranas a la esclavización de africanos, Afrodescendientes en las Américas. Trayectorias sociales e identitarias (150 años de la abolición de la esclavitud en Colombia), Ed. UN, ICANH, IRD, ILSA, Bogotá, Pgs In Search of Hope: the Plight of Displaced Colombians, The Forsaken People, edited by Roberta Cohen and Francis Deng, The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., 1998, Pgs
5 Liliana Obregón, 5 Articles: Construyendo la región americana: Andrés Bello y el Derecho Internacional, Revista de Derecho Público, Universidad de los Andes, N Pgs The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Latin America, Maryland Journal of International Law Pgs Between Civilization and Barbarism: Creole Interventions in International Law, Third World Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, volume 27, No Pgs Noted for Dissent: The International Life of Alejandro Alvarez, Special Edition of the Leiden Journal of International Law, volume 19, No. 4, Cambridge University Press, Pgs The Colluding Worlds of the Lawyer, the Scholar and the Policy Maker: A View of International Law and Foreign Policy from Latin America, Wisconsin Journal of International Law Vol. 23, Issue Pgs Rethinking Human Rights: Unshackling the Story, ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, fall Spanish Colonial Critiques of African Enslavement, Beyond Law - Race, Racism and Law in the Global South, ILSA, Pgs The Forgotten 19th Century: A New History of a Latin American International Law, Contributions of a Workshop on New Scholarship in International Public and Private Law, Hague Yearbook of International Law, Nº Pgs Entre la civilización y la barbarie: derecho internacional y nación en la América Española del siglo XIX, Actas de las Jornadas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA) 1999 Cusco, Fondo Editorial Cronolibros, Lima, 2001, Pgs (Co-author with Carlo Nasi), "El nuevo rumbo de las relaciones colombo-venezolanas" en Colombia Internacional, Universidad de los Andes Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Bogotá, Oct.-Dec., Other Publications: Commentary: Comment on Professor Weiler s Plenary Talk The Geological Strata of International Law, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, Centennial Conference, Washington D.C., Pgs Report (Co-author): Estudio sobre la Función Disciplinaria de la PGN con especial atención a las dependencias que investrigan a los integrantes de la Fuerza Pública y de los que cumplen funciones de Policía Judicial: aspectos doctrinales, jursiprudenciales y sociológicos, Programa de Apoyo al Fortalecimiento Institucional PGN-BID, Procuraduría-BID, UniAndes, CIJUS, Bogotá, agosto Encyclopedia entries: Black Codes in Latin America and the Caribbean, Colonial Critics of Slavery, Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, Punishment of Slaves in Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, Slavery Laws in Colonial Spanish America in Encarta Africana, Microsoft, CD-Rom, and Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Perseus Books, 1999.
6 Liliana Obregón, 6 Encyclopedia entries: Simón Bolívar, Bartolomé de las Casas, Graciela Dixon, José Francisco Peña Gómez, Sara Gómez, Evangelina Rodríguez José Antonio Saco y Estebanico, in Encarta Africana, Microsoft, CD- Rom y en Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Perseus Books, Conference Proceedings (Editor): Law and Democracy in Colombia, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Working Paper Series, Report (Translator): Human Rights and Mental Health in Uruguay, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C, Gazettes (Editor and Author): CEJIL Gazette, English and Spanish, Washington D.C., No.1-4, News Update Colombia before the Inter-American Human Rights System in Colombia Update, Vol. 7, No Amicus Curiae (Co-author) Amicus Curiae presentado ante la Corte Suprema Argentina en un caso de desaparición forzada conocido como Mignone, Emilio F., s/ presentación en causa Nro. 761,"Hechos denunciados como ocurridos en el ámbito de la Escuela Superior de Mecánica de la Armada (E.S.M.A.)" HRW, CEJIL, Washington D.C. junio, News Update: Law on Forced Disappearances, Colombia Update, Vol. 6, No News Update: Environmental Rights: Toxic Trade Exports to Colombia, Colombia Update, Vol. 6, No Research Assistant for Alejandro Valencia Villa for the book La humanización de la guerra: Derecho internacional humanitario y conflicto armado en Colombia, winner of the International Committee of the Red Cross's 1991 Paul Reuter prize, Tercer Mundo Editores, Bogotá, Research Assistant for Juan Tokatlian for the book Narcotráfico en Colombia, Ediciones Uniandes- Tercer Mundo Editores, Bogotá,1990. ACADEMIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Cores and Peripheries in Early Nineteenth Century Legal Histories for the conference International Law and the Periphery convened by Thomas Skouteris and Fleur Thomas, Cairo, February 17-19, Writing Empire in Histories of the Law of Nations for the workshop on International Law and Empire convened by Martti Koskenniemi and Anne Orford, Helsinki, November 4-6, Writing the World through Law: Lawyers and their International Histories for the ERERE Project Midstream Conference,with discussant Alejandro Lorite-Escorihuela, University of Helsinki, Oct 24, Constructing the Past, Making the Future: Political Agents and Legal Systems in the 19th Century workshop organized by Liliana Obregón and Martti Koskenniemi with guest speakers Anthony Carty, University of Hong Kong; Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, University of Texas- Austin; Kaius Touri, Helsinki University; Isabel DiVanna, University of Cambridge; Helsinki, April 6, Andrés Bello y el Derecho Internacional for the conference Andrés Bello et la construction des Républiques d Amérique latine, (Dans le cadre de la célébration du bicentenaire des indépendances des pays d Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, Sous le haut patronage des ambassadeurs des pays d Amérique latine en France et du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, direction des Archives), Paris, Nov 30, 2010.
7 Liliana Obregón, 7 Haiti and the Cosmopolitan Imagination presentation for the conference Coming to Terms with Teleologies and Assessing Cosmopolitanism, University of Helsinki, Finland, April 26-28, Notes on Haiti and the 19 th Century History of International Law paper for the panel Constructing International Law at World Peripheries, International Law and World Order: An International Conference, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. April 17-18, El derecho internacional como nuevo lenguaje de la independencia latinoamericana paper for the conference 'Las repúblicas latinoamericanas en sus bicentenarios', Institución 'Fernando el Católico. Zaragoza, Spain December 14 and 15, Revisiting Regional Unity and State Independence Discourses for Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador International Law and Latin America» paper for the panel Rethinking Inequality in Universal Values, State Independence, and Human Rights ( ), XXVIII Latin American Studies Association Conference, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009 Comentarios sobre la Política Integral de Derechos Humanos del Ministerio de Defensa for the Grupo de Interés Público, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, October 22, El Sistema Interamericano y la protección de los derechos del niño for the Curso de Protección Jurisdiccional de los Derechos del Niño para jueces, fiscales y abogados de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay y Uruguay, Universidad Diego Portales de Chile an UNICEF, Bogotá, October 7, Post Colonialism and Empire, comments for the International Affairs Summer Institute on Global Governance, Watson Institute at Brown University, June 9-12, "Andrés Bello s Roman Law and International Law as Foundational Projects for the Newly Independent Latin American States" for the Alberico Gentili ( ) Commemorative Conference: A Just Empire? Rome s Legal Legacy and the Justification of War and Empire in International Law, New York University School of Law, March 13-15, Law as a Component in National and Regional Identity, Political Engagement and Struggle comments for the Global Law in Comparative Perspective: Latin America and Beyond Workshop, Harvard Law School, June 16 and 17, Noted for Dissent: The International Life of Alejandro Alvarez", for the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) III Conference, Albany Law School, New York, April 20-21, Democratic Reforms in the Inter American System of Human Rights for the conference Envisioning a more Democratic Global System Widener University School of Law, Delaware, April 8, 2006 Comment on Professor Weiler s Plenary Talk The Geological Strata of International Law, American Society of International Law, Washington D.C. March 29, New International Law Thinking in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East roundtable discussant for the Spring Colloquium Comparative Visions of the Public Order sponsored by the European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School, March 5 and 6, Mapping Law in Latin America roundtable discussant for the workshop Thinking of Law in/and Latin America, sponsored by the European Law Research Center, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the
8 Harvard Law School Graduate Program, Harvard Law School, March 4, Liliana Obregón, 8 Catastrophic Moments Rethinking International Law through Human Rights: A Proposal by Alejandro Álvarez for the panel Cleavages in the Human Rights Movement for the Harvard Human Rights Program Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Conference, October 16, Othering while being Othered: the Discourse of Civilization and International Law in Latin America presented at the panel International Law and its Civilizing Mission of the Melbourne Legal Theory Workshop International Law and its Others, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia, June 8, "A View of International Law and Foreign Policy from Latin America" presented as guest speaker for the Annual GAJE (Global Alliance for Justice Education) Student/Staff lecture, University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Sydney, Australia, June 3, Law, Violence and Exceptionalism comments presented at the New World Legal Orders Conference New Approaches Meet New Worlds of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Canada, April 23-24, The Colluding Worlds of the Lawyer, the Scholar and the Policy Maker: A View of International Law and Foreign Policy from the Periphery presented at the conference in honor of Professor Richard Bilder Speaking Law to Power: International Law and Foreign Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 5, Alejandro Álvarez and the New International Law of the Twentieth Century paper presented at the S.J. Quinney College of Law of the University of Utah, December 5, Alejandro Álvarez and the Theorization of a (Latin) American International Law paper presented at the European Law Research Center Conference The Globalization of Modern Legal Thought, , for the panel Reception In International Law Before 1945: Origins Of The "Third World, Harvard Law School, April 13, Completing Civilization: Constructing (Latin) American International Law in the Nineteenth Century paper presented at the fifth annual meeting of the Working Group on Law, Culture, and the Humanities for the panel Uses of the Law and the Construction of Latin American Civilization in Historical Perspective, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. March 9, From Cosmopolitanism to Globalization: Transnational Legal Theories in Latin America for the Opening Plenary Session of the Sixth Annual LatCrit Conference Latina/os in the Americas: Centering North-South Frameworks in LatCrit Theory, Gainesville- Florida, April 26, Making Our Particular into a Universal: The Latin American International Law of the Nineteenth Century, presentation for the Law School Faculty and the Institute for Legal Studies, Law School, University of Wisconsin- Madison, February 20, De la injusta esclavizacion a la debida reparación: primeras críticas a la esclavización de africanos en el caribe colonial, paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington D.C. September 6, 2001 Críticos de la esclavitud del siglo XVII paper presented at the VI International Seminar of Caribbean Studies, Cartagena, Colombia, August 2, 2001.
9 Liliana Obregón, 9 Andrés Bello s Footnotes: the Nineteenth Century Insertion of Latin America in International Law paper read for the panel Legal Cultures of Colonialism and Nationalism, American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ, October 20, The Forgotten 19th Century: A New History of Latin American International Law paper read for the panel Rethinking the Third World Tradition or Strategizing Fringes, New Scholarship in International Law Conference, Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, July 22, A New History of Latin America s International Law, presentation given for the SJD Colloquium, Harvard Law School Graduate Program, March 22, International Law, Identity and Culture in Nineteenth Century Colombia, paper read for the panel Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Culture in Colombia chaired by professor Doris Sommer of Harvard University at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual meeting, Miami, March 17, Chair for the panel Critical Analysis and Non-Traditional Perspectives, held at the Conference on New Approaches to Latin American Legal Scholarship, Harvard Law School, March 11, The Colombian Crisis talk given for the Panamerican Society of New England, Boston, January 31, 2000 and for the Boston Area Consortium on Latin American Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Cambridge, December 7, Chair for the conference Writing under Fire: Freedom of Expression and the Colombian Peace Process, held at Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program, October 29, Between Civilization and Savagery: Nation Building and Latin American International Law in the Early 19 th Century, paper read at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 93 rd Annual Meeting for the Panel The Heritage of the 19 th Century Washington D.C., March 27, Entre la civilización y la barbarie:la formación de nación, derecho internacional y cultura en la América Latina de principios del siglo XIX, paper read at the Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA) - Cuzco, Peru, August 13, 1999 and at the Humanities Departament, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia September 3, Anti-Formalism in Latin America participation at the European Law Research Center Spring Colloquium Anti- Formalism About Law and the Legal Profession: Comparative and Historical Perspectives, Harvard Law School, April 16-17, From the Cold War to the Drug War: History of Drug Policy in International Law, talk for the workshop on New Approaches to Legal Theory and Practice in Colombia, Harvard Law School, May 8, 1997.
10 Liliana Obregón, 10 OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCES Coach for the Universidad de los Andes teams participating in the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition ( ), teams obtained First Place in Colombian Finals ( ); World Champions 2009 (placed 1/114), the 2009 team also obtained the Alona Evans Award for Best Memorials of the International Rounds, the Stephen Schwebel Award for Best Oralist of the Final Round (awarded to Sebastián Machado) and 5th place for the Applicant Memorials and 3rd place for Respondent Memorial in the Baxter Award competition of the same year; 2008 (placed 36/105 in international rounds), 2007 (placed 14/100 in international rounds). Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Estudios Socio Jurídicos Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, since Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Análisis Internacional (RAI) Facultad de Ciencias Jurídico Políticas de la Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, since Co-founder and organizer of the permanent Colombian Colloquium at Harvard: fundraised, organized and implemented a series of talks geared to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion and participation on a variety of topics related to Colombia s armed conflict and the potential for a peaceful resolution. Invited speakers have come from a variety of fields and backgrounds such as lawyers, indigenous leaders, academics, journalists, artists, activists, and political leaders. ( ) Researcher and writer for the W.E.B. Dubois Institution for Afro-American Research for an encyclopedia project on the African diaspora, directed by Professors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah, published as Encarta Africana, Microsoft and Encyclopedia Africana, Perseus Book, Contributing Editor, The Journal of Latin American Affairs, Washington D.C., Participant in the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, Inter-American Institute for Human Rights, Grant for summer course on the Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection, Costa Rica, 1995 Organization of American States Official International Observer for the March 1991 elections in El Salvador PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Latin American Studies Association Law and Society Section, Colombia Section American Society of International Law LANGUAGE SKILLS English-Spanish - fully bilingual (native fluency oral and written- in both languages) Portuguese, Italian and French- reading and conversational