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Diego Salazar Morales

Assistant professor

Dr. D.A. Salazar Morales Ph.D.
+31 70 800 9400

I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Previously, I held the position of Lecturer (tenured) in Public Policy at Ulster University in the United Kingdom, supported by the British Academy under the 'exceptional talent' category.

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I have also held research positions at various institutions where I taught courses related to Public Policy, Public Administration, and Management. They are: CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, London School of Economics Ideas, King’s College London, University of Limassol, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

I have earned my first doctorate in Public Services Management & Organisation at the King's College London.
I have also earned my second doctorate in Political Science and Governance with Summa Cum Laude at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Among other qualifications, I have earned a MSc in Public Policy & Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and I have received training in Data Science, Casual Inference and Econometrical Modelling by the University of Oxford, and CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences.

I am political scientist whose research agenda revolves around understanding the contextual factors and institutional frameworks that enable politicians and bureaucrats to achieve successful policy outcomes in the Global South.

My research direction has been significantly influenced by my practical experience gained from working in various governmental institutions within my home country, including the Ministry of Education and the National Planning Centre of Peru.

These years as a practitioner have significantly shaped my methodological approach, which draws upon a diverse range of tools spanning from applied econometrics to critical and post-colonial perspectives.

My scholarly contributions have been featured in prominent newspapers and media programs, including Folha de Sao Paolo in Brazil, Radio CadenaSER in Spain, DELO in Slovenia, "La Ciencia que Somos" in Mexico, Radio Programas del Perú, Review of Democracy of the Central European University, and I am part of the expert panel in Latin America for Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

My dedication extends to bridging the gap of academic inequality in the Global South. In pursuit of this goal, I founded the Instituto de Estudios Políticos Andinos - IEPA in 2009 and served as its General Director until 2011. Since 2014, I have held the position of Senior Research Fellow at IEPA.

My aspiration is to continue contributing to the academic community through rigorous research, impactful publications, and a steadfast commitment to fostering equitable academic opportunities in the Global South.

Assistant professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

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2511 DP The Hague



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