Client Profile

Centro de Investigación y Acción Social is a non-profit organization founded by the Jesuits in Argentina that aspires to build a leadership Institute in Buenos Aires that contributes to building fairer and more developed societies in Latin America, while promoting stable democracies and politicians who serve the common good. Its mission is to train a new generation of political leaders committed to the common good and Christian values. One of its goals is to help construct a community of policymakers and politicians worldwide who share common values and see politics as a way to improve people’s lives. CIAS seeks to build a community of successful and experienced politicians who have a record of ethical conduct, and build bridges to young politicians who want to develop a career in the service of the common good.

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Definition of Problem

From a foundation of excellent academic research on Latin America’s most pressing economic and political challenges, CIAS seeks to expand its work to provide effective training for current and future politicians. One possible model for training politicians seeking a more just society would be to provide university-backed graduate courses and seminars in CIAS’s areas of expertise. Key concepts to address would be:

  • Bridging the gap between academic research and the world of active politicians
  • Identifying best practices and successful training programs for politicians
  • Determining who should participate, how to recruit participants, how to form the training program