A Conversation with Sergio Fajardo

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Over the past two decades, Colombia has been transformed in significant ways. Yet despite the many advances, high levels of polarization over the peace accord with the FARC rebels, slow economic growth, and concerns over corruption and public management have made the country’s politics complicated and uncertain. Colombia faces considerable development and institutional challenges in the years ahead, many of which span local, departmental, and national government jurisdictions. 

The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to welcome Sergio Fajardo, former Governor of Antioquia and Mayor of Medellín, who will share his perspective on Colombia’s many challenges, especially in the context of the upcoming 2018 presidential elections. His remarks will be followed by an open, wide-ranging exchange with participants. 

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Sergio Fajardo

Former Governor of Antioquia and Mayor of Medellín (@sergio_fajardo)


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)


Sergio Fajardo is the former governor of Antioquia and the former mayor of Medellín. Before entering politics, Fajardo was an academic at the University of the Andes. He earned his PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a BSc from the University of the Andes. He has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2008. Michael Shifter is the president of the Inter-American Dialogue.