UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize - Members of the Jury

In conformity with Statutes which stipulates that the Jury shall consist of three independent members, of different nationalities and gender, appointed by the Director-General for a period of six years renewable, the following three members have been appointed:

  • Mr Juan Luis Cebrián. Born in Madrid, Spain in 1944. He is a journalist, writer and scholar, studied humanities at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and graduated in the Official School of Journalism in Spain. He was founding director of the newspaper El País, which he headed from 1976 to 1988. Since then, he is member of the board of Grupo PRISA and of its newspaper, and vice president of the Spanish Society of Radio and TV PRISA. From 2008, he is chief executive of the group. In April 2011 he took over as CEO and Delegate of the press area and adviser of El País.
  • Mr Rolando Cordera. Born in Manzanillo, Mexico in 1942. Economist at the UNAM University and Master in Economics from the LSE, England. He was member of the Board of Government of the UNAM and Deputy Federal of the former Partido Socialista Unificado de México. He is currently the Executive Director of Negotiating and Agreement Building of Congress. Counselor of the Human Rights Commission of Mexico City, Member of the Institute for the Study of Democratic Transition and the Mexican Academy of Economics, member of the editorial board of the magazine Nexos and writer for the newspaper La Jornada.
  • Ms Saskia Sassen. Born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1949, and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. After being a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, She held various academic positions such as the Sociology Chair at the University of Chicago. She is currently Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial Visiting Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. During the 1990s, Sassen emerged as a prolific author in urban sociology.
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