Republican Education and the Foundations of Social Liberty (HYBRID)
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.
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...