Alex Olivares

Chile

Public Policy (MSc), 2018
Exeter College, Oxford

Funding: Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann

Alex is a Chilean lawyer and with a master’s degree in criminal law. Prior to coming to Oxford he worked as a researcher at Plural Chile, a liberal think tank created by the former Ministry of Finance, Andres Velasco. In 2015 he was elected as the first President of Ciudadanos, a liberal party from Chile.

During his university studies, he worked as a Research assistant and teacher assistant on criminal law.

Alex’s professional and political experiences have shown him that practice is not enough; a successful public servant needs to be exceptional in theory as well as practice, and he believes that Oxford was the right place to learn to be the best public servant he can be.

Alex returned to Chile where he  is currently Chief of Public Policy and International Relations for the  Indigenous Matters Coordination Unit and where he is putting in place a national strategy that takes into account  international experience regarding restitution for the indigenous people in his country (more than 10% of our country belong to one of the indigenous communities).

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