Sergio Fajardo is the current governor of Antioquia, Colombia. He is an academic who became mayor of Medellín from 2003 to 2007. As a mayor, he lead a transformation of the city, exercising efficiency and transparency in the use of public resources, and engaging citizen involvement in public matters. For these efforts, he was named best mayor in Colombia (2003-2007), and considered one of the most influential personalities in Latin America by the Financial Times. Fajardo received his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has taught at several universities including the National University in Bogota and Medellín. He has also worked as a journalist for publications such as Money Magazine.
This talk is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Presentation: iis-db.stanford.edu/evnts/8224/Sergio_Fajardo_.pdf. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit http://povgov.stanford.eduand follow #PovGov on Twitter.