Intellectual Entrepreneur Sponsorship Opportunities – Latin America

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This year we are excited to offer Intellectual Entrepreneur Sponsorships where you can contribute to the efforts of sending a new and upcoming think tank leader to Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner! Below you will find each Intellectual Entrepreneur that you choose from, divided into region.  Your contributions will go towards travel, accommodation and event expenses of the Intellectual Entrepreneur of your choosing.  When you are registering for the event, you are given the option of which Intellectual Entrepreneur you would like to sponsor and a dollar amount.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin Grant at or call 202.449.8444.

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Silvia Aleman, Instituto Notoria, Bolivia

Silvia Aleman is the President of NOTORIA Think Tank, the manager of Rua Ghiandi: Bolivian Agrobusinnes and an Associate Professor at la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. She is working toward a PhD in Economical Psychology at Bolivian Catholic University and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the same university. She also has Master’s degrees in Agriculture and Sustainable Development and a certificate in Higher Education.

Bertha Maria Carrillo, Centro para la Libertad y Desarrollo, Peru

Bertha graduated in Communication Sciences from the University of Piura and Master in Social Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. Currently She is President of the Centro para la Libertad y el Desarrollo (CLD Peru), foundation which generates proposals for achieving development in Peru based on the philosophy of freedom, respect for democracy, rule of law, free market and the development of private initiative. Bertha Maria Carrillo is also a Fellow of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation of Germany and fellow of the Fundación para un nuevo Periodismo Latinoamericano, Colombia. She has taught at the National University of Piura and has lectured and conducted workshops in different cities of Peru.

Candelaria de Elizalde
Candelaria de Elizalde is General Coordinator of Fundación Libertad y Progreso. Her main responsibilities are fundraising, event planning and stakeholders follow up.

She joined Fundación Libertad y Progreso on May 2009 as General Coordinator. Prior to that appointment, during 2008, she was in charge of the high school educational programmes of Junior Achievement Argentina. In 2007, she served as volunteer in the Institutional Development Area at CIPPEC (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Igualdad y el Crecimiento).

Candelaria de Elizalde is a BA candidate in Social Communication at Universidad de Buenos Aires, and is currently working on her final paper. She attended several seminars on free markets and open society and since 2010 she coordinates the Foro Republicano/Fundación Libertad y Progreso’s Reading Club. Candelaria de Elizalde was born in Buenos Aires and grown up in Posadas, Misiones, in the North East of Argentina.

Ignacio Munyo, Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Economica y Social (CERES), Uruguay

Ignacio Munyo is Senior Economist of CERES (Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs) since February 2009. CERES is a non-for-profit independent public policy research institution, in Montevideo, Uruguay; specialized in the economic analysis of Latin America. He is also consultant to the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on global and regional macroeconomic and financial affairs since February de 2009. Ignacio is Lecturer at the University of Montevideo since August de 2009 and he was Tutor at the University of Chicago in 2008 and Teaching Assistant at the University of Montevideo in 2003 and 2004. Previously he was Research Assistant or Professor Raghuram Rajan (Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago and former Chief Economist, IMF) in 2007 and Research Assistant of Ernesto Talvi (Director of CERES) from 2002 to 2004 and Junior Economist at CERES from 2004 to 2006. He is member of National Academy of Economics since 2008 and LACEA since 2009. He was also member of the American Economic Association and Econometric Society. His areas of interest include Emerging Markets Macroeconomics; Economic Growth and Education and Crime. He obtained his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2007 where he also completed several Ph.D. courses in Economics during 2007 and 2008. He is currently working in his Ph.D. thesis at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He holds the degree of Licenciado in Economics from the University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay) and he also holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting and Management from the University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay).

Omar Sanabria, Instituto de estudios para una Sociedad Abierta (ISA), Panama

Omar Sanabria is a Panamanian economist who graduated from the Universidad de Panamá. He is currently completing the first year of a Master in Economics from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, via online studies.

Since 2009, he has worked for Goethals Consulting Corp. and currently serves as project consultant of the firm, specializing in bidding for projects financed by international agencies like the World Bank and the IDB. He has collaborated on several investigations of the firm and consultancies for clients such as UNDEF, Demuca Foundation and other private clients.

He started as Executive Director of the Institute for Open Society (ISA) in 2011, a think tank that promotes a culture of freedom in Panama.

Hugo Nelson Vera Ojeda, Fundación Libertad, Paraguay

Hugo Nelson Vera Ojeda is the current director of Director of Fundacion Libertad del Paraguay and is a professor of philosophy at Universidad del Norte in Colombia. He holds a JD and a degreee in political science from Universidad Nacional de Asunción in Paraguay. He has attended numerous conferences and workshops relating to human rights, globalization, comparative ideologies, the political processes in Paraguay and the implementation of the new tributary system.

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