Simón Pachano (Fall ’03), program coordinator of political science at FLACSO, has been named director of FLACSO’s new doctoral program in Andean studies. In the fall he coordinated the conference “Treinta Años de Democracia: Avances y Retrocesos.” Those in attendance included Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge, former visiting fellows Manuel Antonio Garreton (Fall ’85 & ’87, Spring ’89 & ’90), René Mayorga (Fall ’94 & ’01), and Anibal Perez-Liñán (Fall ’07), and former guest scholars Jorge Lanzaro (Spring ’95) and Andrés Mejía Acosta (Spring ’08).