Economist,  National University of Colombia, training with emphasis on political economy. 1982-1993

Work of social organization and productive projects with marginalized population and damaged by the catastrophe of the disappearance of the municipality of Armero. 1986-1987

PhD in Economic Sciences, National University of Colombia. Research about individual freedom and collective action.  1998-2009

Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, under the tutoring of Jon Elster. 2001

Advisor of the Mayor of Bogotá, Antanas Mockus, in strategies of nonviolent collective action to fight against social violence and against violent political actors.  2002-2004

Consultant of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict with a research about nonviolent collective actions in Colombia. 2006

Full Professor, School of Political Science, Government and International Relations, University of Rosario, Colombia. 2011-

Member of the International Consortium for Research on Violence in turbulent regions mainly Iraq, Kurdistán and Colombia.  2012-

Member of the JANUS group of the Universidad del Rosario, for the study of peace processes and social conflicts. 2013-

Ph.D. in Economic Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nonviolent political action
Collective action
Welfare economics
Heterodox economy
Social choice
Political economy of love
Ecological economics
Political ecology
Nonviolent political economy

Personal Interests
The personal is political and consequently,  my goal is to work for a less violent world. I suggest that migrants transgress the walls of ignominy; that the dependent countries do not export more mineral and energy resources to the hegemonic countries; that we do not use fossil fuels and, in particular, that we protest with idleness as recommended by the teenager Greta Thunberg.