Initiative for Latin American Governance

Intensive leadership training in Latin America

Through her research, Claudia Avellaneda examines the performance of mayors and governors in countries including Colombia, Brazil, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. An associate professor at the O’Neill School since 2013, Dr. Avellaneda has vastly expanded the school’s outreach and forged institutional partnerships across Latin America.

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Claudia Avellaneda

Being a native of Colombia, I am motivated to give back to this area of the world—and to further the scholarship and research on leadership for the O’Neill School. Through this initiative, I can do both.

— Claudia Avellaneda, Associate Professor

O’Neill - Latin American partnerships

Classic brutalism government architecture of Brasilia

National School of Public Administration (ENAP)

Brasilia, Brazil

An annual one-week intensive executive leadership program held at the O’Neill School for Brazilians working in the federal government and internships for O’Neill MPA students at Brazilian federal agencies.

Universidad de los Andes school building, Colombia

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

Through a cooperative agreement, the O'Neill School trains a select group of students from the Universidad de los Andes in leadership and public management during an intensive one-week summer program in Bloomington.

Ministry of Health building, Mexico

Ministry of Health

Mexico City

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Paraguay government palace

O'Neill-Paraguay Graduate Fellowship

Government of Paraguay

Scholarships provide reduced tuition for Paraguayan students in O'Neill masters programs, a visiting scholar program, and internship opportunities for O'Neill students with the Government Ministries in Paraguay.

Leadership Executive Advanced Program

Claudia Avellaneda and a group of LEAP students




Claudia Avellaneda and a group of LEAP students.




Claudia Avellaneda and a group of LEAP students in the Indiana Statehouse.




50 years at O'Neill