Alvaro Tirado Mejia

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Alvaro Tirado Mejía. Medellín. 1940. Graduated in Law and Political Sciences from Universidad de Antioquia; Postgraduate studies in Agricultural Economy at the IEDES Institute, Paris; Doctor in History from the University of Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne. Full and emeritus professor of the National University of Colombia. Senior Visitor, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford; Guest Professor of the University of Paris III. Ambassador of Colombia in Switzerland and also before the Organization of American States (OAS). Presidential advisor for the protection of Human Rights. Member of the Commission for Dialogue for Peace with M19 and EPL, appointed by the National Government. Member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, for which he served as Chairman. Member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations, for which he served as Vice-Chairman. Member of the Honor Legion of the Republic of France, at the level of official. Director of “La Nueva Historia de Colombia” (8 Volumes) and author of a dozen books, among which: “Introduction to Colombia’s Economic History”, “The State and Politics in the 19th Century”, “Colombia in the Imperialist Repartition”, “The Government of Alfonso López Pumarejo: 1934-1938”; “Reportages on Heterodox Socialism”, “Social Aspects of the Civil Wars in Colombia”. His most recent book: “The Sixties, a Cultural Revolution”.