Latin American Education Expert enhances Assessment Committee Capabilities
His Excellency Irving Levance is delighted to welcome an acknowledged expert in Latin American Education to the Assessment Committee who boasts over 40 years of experience at of tertiary level teaching and administration.
Professor J.R. Monroy graduated with Honors in History and studied Sociology and Law at the University of Chile which was founded in 1842.
He is also a former Professor of Sociology in the same University and at the State Technical University (Santiago), Chile, ex-professor of Sociology at the University Ricardo Palma and National University of Education, Master Programme, Lima, Peru.
His post graduate studies saw him research a PhD at the University of London (1974 to 1979) in History of Latin American Universities, 1945-1970. He presented many papers related to Higher Education in Latin America at several conferences in subjects, such as, Education in Developing countries, at Oxford University, University College Swansea, Wales, Reading University and the Brighton Institute of Development Studies.
He was a member of the Institute of Historical Research in London for five years attending regular seminars in topics related to English Economics and Social History as well as being a regular scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies.
Professor J.R. Monroy is Founder and Chairman of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (1983- to date), an independent and non profitable organisation working within the Diplomatic Corps in London. He is also the Founder and Editor of the diplomatic publication "Nuevo Mundo 2000, (New World 2000).
The Secretary-General believes that Professor J.R. Monroy’s extensive experience in his field will provide the EDU Assessment Committee with a valuable new depth and perspective on Latin American education and culture.