Comparative Education and Social Change



Pablo Cottet, PhD
Pablo is director of the School of Sociology at the Universidad ARCIS. He earned his PhD at the Universidad de Chile, specializing in aesthetics and art theory. He has lectured extensively at public institutions and has given presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art and various universities. He has extensive experience as a teacher at undergraduate and graduate universities in Chile, including Universidad Diego Portales, Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, and Universidad ARCIS. In addition to publishing several papers in books and magazines, he led the international seminar “Current Debates on Social Research Methodology” for the doctoral program in social psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Juan Eduardo García-Huidobro, PhD
Juan Eduardo is dean of the Education Faculty at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He received his doctorate in education sciences and philosophy at the Universidad Católica de Lovaine and his master’s degree in education policy from the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He is also the director of the Center for Investigation and Educational Development and the former president of the Presidential Advisory Council for Education. He has published extensively on the subjects of education and the Chilean educational system.

Nora Gluz, PhD Candidate
Nora received her master’s degree in social science and education from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Argentina. She received a bachelor of science in education at the University of Buenos Aires and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at the same university. Nora is also a researcher and teacher and has published articles and books on education in Argentina.

Manuel Riesco Larraín, PhD
Manuel is a civil engineering professor at the University of Chile. He earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering with a minor in economics from the University of Chile and his PhD in political economy from the Social Science Institute in Moscow. He has worked as the external research coordinator for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva since 2003 and is vice president of the Centro de Estudios Nacionales de Desarrollo Alternativo in Santiago. He has been a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme since 1999. His publications include “Derrumbe de un Mito: Chile Reforma sus Sistemas Privatizados de Educación y Pensiones.”

Liliana Pascual, PhD
Liliana received her doctorate in educational sciences and her master’s degree in sociology from the Department of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires. She also has a master’s degree in English language instruction from the Cambridge Institute of English Culture. She is also the quality manager for Argentina’s Ministry of Education.

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