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International cooperation, a view from the Academy

The Finance, Government, and International Relations Faculty introduces a new publication in the #RecomendadoFigri, the result of a research project on this matter.

The Externado Finance, Government, and International Relations Research and Special Projects Center (CIPE) has just published a book on a research project directed by professor-researchers Erli Margarita Marín Aranguren and Paula Ximena Ruiz Camacho, titled “Cooperación y Academia: una relación pendiente en Colombia,” addressing the issue from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The publication points out the importance of cooperation and its implications, and the need to study it academically, with critical approaches. It also questions cooperation as a tool or as a public policy for the country’s international relations, enabling development and construction of peace.

In the book, readers will find contributions by CIPE professors and researchers, as well as other professors of the Faculty’s Specialization in International Cooperation and Project Management Program.

In general, the book opens discussions on whether international financial cooperation is a tool for long-term term economic development, and if the Academia is overdue in reflecting on international cooperation and development.  It also examines the extent to which civil society organizations strengthen cooperation strategies south of the State, with degrees of innovation and development extending throughout the country and other corners of the world, among others. Also presented is the importance of an interdisciplinary, fundamental look for decision making relating to international cooperation, in all its facets.

The work is an important academic input and a research resource for students and professionals interested in delving into the various aspects of cooperation, as a public policy or as an instrument for foreign policy.

As pointed out in the prologue by José Antonio Ocampo, Economist and a member of the Banco de la República Board of Directors,  the work confirms the leadership and long history of the Externado de Colombia University, and, particularly, the Finance, Government, and International Relations Faculty with its graduate programs.

The team of researchers who worked on the book  “Cooperación y Academia: una relación pendiente en Colombia” was made up by Felipe Arango García, Mauricio Avellaneda Hortúa, Germán Forero Laverde, Javier Leonardo Garay Vargas, Juan Carlos Lozano Herrera, Erli Margarita Marín Aranguren, Paula Ximena Ruiz Camacho, and Carlo Tassara.