Fernando Cepeda

Colombia  |  Professor, University of the Andes

Former UN Permanent Representative of Colombia

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Fernando Cepeda is a Colombian political scientist, professor, and diplomat. Cepeda has represented Colombia in numerous countries and international organizations. Among his many diplomatic posts, he has been chargé d’affaires of the Colombian delegation to the US, ambassador to the United Kingdom, France, and Canada, and permanent representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States.

Cepeda studied philosophy and literature at the National University of Colombia, from which he earned a doctorate in law and political science. He also received a graduate degree in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York City. Cepeda has been affiliated with the University of the Andes, one of Colombia’s most prestigious universities, for 23 years. He has taught political science and held various administrative positions throughout his tenure, including rector, vice rector, and dean of the faculty of law.


Cepeda joined the Dialogue as a Member in 1998.

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In this report, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Task Force on the Organization of American States reviewed the work of the OAS and set forth recommendations for how the organization can and should be used to engage the varied challenges confronting the hemisphere.

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