Colombia: Lessons from a Presidential Campaign

Lecture | October 2 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Sergio Fajardo

 Center for Latin American Studies

Something extraordinary is happening in Colombia, and Sergio Fajardo has a unique perspective. Sergio has followed a nontraditional path in public life: from mathematician to presidential candidate. He will share his experiences as a public servant, his perspectives on the recent election, and an analysis of Colombia today.

Sergio Fajardo 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 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.

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Sergio Fajardo on the campaign trail. (Photo courtesy of