Republican Education and the Foundations of Social Liberty (HYBRID)

In accordance with University guidelines for social distancing, these seminars will offer a possibility of remote participation. To attend, please register for the pre-circulated paper and instructions on how to join by computer or phone.

Alejandro Castrillón (political science)
Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellow

In this work-in-progress seminar, Alejandro will present Chapter 5 of his dissertation, which is titled "Republican Education and the Foundations of Social Liberty." His dissertation analyzes the political theory of Simón Bolívar, and this chapter explores the educational program that he enacted in Bolivia in 1826. It's main focus is on Simón Rodriguez, Bolivar's friend and former teacher, who was charged with setting up the foundations for Bolivia's educational system.

Work-in-Progress Seminars are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. For the pre-circulated paper and to attend, register here.

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Alejandro Castrillón

Alejandro Castrillón is a PhD candidate in Political Theory and International Relations. He earned magna cum laude honors while obtaining his BA in philosophy, political science, and history from Boston University in 2006.  After graduation, he earned an MA in international affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland...
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