Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is Associate Dean of the School of Law and a board member of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Advancement of the Arts (RSA); the writer of the award-winning What If Latin America Ruled the World? (2010) and more recently Story of a Death Foretold (2014); a columnist at El Espectador (Colombia); and a frequent contributor to the BBC World Service’s Night Waves, the Guardian, and Al Jazeera, among others. He graduated from law school in Bogotá after leading the student movement that initiated the 1990s wave of constitutional reform throughout Latin America and obtained his LLM with distinction at University College London and his PhD in philosophy at King’s College, University of Aberdeen. His next book is titled Ten Things They Don’t Tell Us about Justice, War, Art & Finance in the Near Future (forthcoming 2018).


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