Colombia: Lessons from a Presidential Campaign

Sergio Fajardo, "Colombia: Lessons from a Presidential Campaign"

Sergio Fajardo 

October 2, 2018

Event Description

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.