MAY 26, 2015 – Comparative experiences with Indigenous peoples: Canada and Chile

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre presents :

Comparative experiences with Indigenous peoples: Canada and Chile


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:30 am to 12 pm
Fauteux Hall, room 570


Presentations in English and Spanish


Speakers and biographies:

Prof. Jose Marimán

Prof. Marimán has a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver, USA. The major focus of interest in his graduate studies has been ethnic studies and compared nationalisms, but he is also an expert in the areas of government and democracy and international studies. At a graduate level, he holds the titles of Professor of State in History, Geography and Civics, conferred by the University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile, and Professor of General Basic Education, awarded by the Catholic University of Chile.

J. Marimán directs the Diploma Course in Indigenous Studies, intercultural autonomy of University  Alberto Hurtado. As a professional in the social sciences, he has collaborated with documentation and research centers in the United States and Chile. He has delivered consulting services to major institutions, and recently, was a member of the Presidency Commission on Decentralization of Chile (2014). In terms of research and publications, he has written four theses on the Mapuches as one of the Chilean indigenous populations, numerous articles in Chilean and foreign journals and newspapers, and in 2012, he published the book Self-Determination: Mapuche political ideas at the beginnings of the XXI century.


Prof. Andrés Jouanet

Prof. Jouannet has a Ph.D. with a major in Political Sciences, a Master in History and MA in Political Sciences from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In addition, he holds a Master in Political Sciences from the University of Chile and is Professor of State in History and Geography of the Universidad de la Frontera in Temuco. He was a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Recht und ausländisches Öffentliches Völkerrecht and a visiting researcher at the Ibero-Amerikanisches-Institut Preußischer Kulturbesitz ofBerlin. He specializes in public policy, political parties, democratic processes in Latin America and indigenous issues.

In addition, Prof. Jouanet was adviser to former Chilean President Patricio Aylwin and the Head of the Social Division of the Ministry of Planning as well as an adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Secretariat General of the Presidency. In 2008, Mr. Jouanet was appointed Governor of the Province of Cautín and has been a columnist in the Chilean and Latin American press. He is an international consultant for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and evaluator of Qualitas, an accrediting agency for quality assurance in higher education in Chile, from the Catholic University of Chile and the Duoc Foundation. He is currently Advisor to the Minister of the Interior and Public Security, President of the Citizens Research Center for Sustainable Latin America (CICLAS) and member of the Justice and Peace National Commission of Bishops of Chile.


Partner organization:

  • Embassy of Chile in Canada
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