Mr Gonzalo Abad (Ecuador)
Chairperson of the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Commission
Gonzalo Abad is a teacher at Sciences-Po Paris, and at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), in Quito (Ecuador).
Born in 1944 in Quito, Mr Abad was Dean of the School of Sociology of the Central University of Quito from 1973 to 1976, and from 1976 to 1984 the Director of FLACSO.
From 1985 to 1993, he served as UNESCO Senior Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Latin America
From 1993 to 1994, he was Director of the UNESCO Office in Caracas, and Director of the UNESCO Office in Mexico from 2001 to 2004.