Lucía Dammert is associate professor at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She has both academic and public policy experience throughout Latin America.
At the academic level, she has done research at different universities in Argentina and Chile. In Argentina, Dammert was an Associate Researcher at the Center for Security and Society at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín and Academic Coordinator at the Universidad Empresarial Siglo XXI in Córdoba. In Chile, she directed the “Civil Society and Security” area of the Center for Citizen Security Studies at the University of Chile and the Security and Citizenship Program at FLACSO-Chile.
At the public policy level, she has held key advisory positions, including Advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Public Works of the Province of Mendoza, Argentina and Consultant to the Citizen Security and Public Policy Division at the Ministry of the Interior in Argentina. In Chile, she served as Regional Coordinator for the Government of Santiago and as an advisor to the Citizen Security Division for the Ministry of the Interior in Chile. She was a senior advisor to the Secretary of Public Security of México and the Department of Public Security of the Organization of American States.
She has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the European Commission, regarding countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
Dammert was an event speaker at the Dialogue.
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