Research proposal: Nonviolent solutions to polarization in Colombia
Sofia Salas is a Colombian-Austrian Economist with complementary training in Political Science, Journalism and Design. She has worked in consulting on social innovation and capacity-building for the non-profit and public sectors and in the design and implementation of projects around youth leadership and economic development as tools for reconciliation in Colombia. She has been a volunteer and an activist for education and peace in her home country. Before coming to Harvard, Salas worked as a programmatic advisor in the presidential campaign of Humberto De La Calle, the lead negotiator in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas.
She holds a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, with a focus on peacebuilding and reconciliation, women’s participation in politics and digital government.