Felipe Rey Salamanca

Felipe Rey Salamanca

International Advisory Council Member

Bogotá, Colombia

Professor of Public Law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Pompeu Fabra University. During his academic career, he has taught public law and legal theory at universities in Colombia and Spain, and has been a visiting researcher at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He is also a founding partner and project coordinator of the democratic innovation laboratory iDeemos, part of the international network Democracy R&D. He designed the Itinerant Citizens' Assembly model, the first model from the Global South to be recognized as an institutionalization alternative by the OECD in its recent report "Eight ways to institutionalize deliberative democracy". iDeemos participated as convener of the Spanish language cluster in the Global Assembly on the Climate Crisis in 2021. iDeemos is also leading, together with Democracy R&D, the global project "The New Frontiers of Deliberative Democracy", sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy.

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