Jorge Romero Leon
Independent researcher and civic advocate - Mexico
Twitter : @filosofaux
Jorge is a PhD Candidate at the New School for Social Research, in New York. His areas of specialization include democratic theory, migration, sovereignty and accountability. He has worked with national and international organizations developing policy and accountability strategies, and has over fifteen years of experience leading strategic advocacy networks and activities, and training civil society organizations, legislative staff and public officials on accountability, applied budget work and policy. He is an independent researcher and consultant, most recently working with the Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA), Freedom House, Transparency International and the European Union’s EUrosociAL II project for Latin America. In 2013 he helped a collective of over 80 organizations develop a strategic agenda for influencing Mexico’s National Development Plan, which led to the creation of the first ever Special Program on Migration. He was senior program officer on accountability for the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program in 2011, Secretary of Organization for the International Network on Migration and Development in 2010, and Executive Director of Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research from 2007 through 2009, where he led a team of 35 lawyers and researchers implementing a diversity of projects related to development policy, accountability and access to justice. He has served in the Mexican executive and legislative branches of government. He has published several articles and working papers on human rights, accountability, budget and policy analysis in México and Latin America.