- Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
- Baker Hall - Room 128
- Open To The YLS Community Only
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Center for Global Legal Challenges’ Newman Lecture Series
Cristina Vélez Valencia
Lunch will be served
On November 13, 2019, Cristina Vélez Valencia, a Greenberg World Fellow at Yale and the Secretary for Social Integration for the mayoralty of Bogotá, Colombia, will speak at Yale Law School as part of the Center for Global Legal Challenges’ Newman Lecture Series. Ms. Vélez Valencia will speak about her work in Bogotá, particularly recent efforts to implement programs for the large number of Venezuelan refugees that have arrived in Colombia.
In her role as Secretary for Social Integration, Ms. Vélez Valencia oversees a department that defines and implements social policy in a city of over 7 million residents and is responsible for comprehensive programs for early childhood, aging populations, homelessness, youth, people with disabilities, and LGBT communities. Most recently, the department has been defining and implementing programs for the Venezuelan migration crisis, as the city of Bogotá has received 30% of the almost 1 million migrants that have reached Colombia. Cristina previously worked as the Secretary of Women’s Affairs in the city of Bogota and participated in the design of a teenage pregnancy reduction program that reduced teenage pregnancy by 31% in three years. Cristina has worked in both academia and the national public sector with a few stints in consulting. She has been adjunct professor at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica, a regional public university, and in the Department of Management at both Universidad de los Andes and CESA, two of the most important business schools in Latin America. Cristina is a historian and holds a MSc in History and a PhD in Management, both from Universidad de los Andes.
Center for Global Legal Challenges, The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights