GE Leadership Innovation Council

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Global Citizenship Educators at Global Citizenship Education Network

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, the Wasserman Dean, University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, is a psychological anthropologist and a scholar of globalization, migration and education. He is the award-winning author and co-author of volumes published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, inter alia. The recipient of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, he has served as Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor, The International Criminal Court and has authored multiple texts for Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academies.

At Harvard University, he was the Thomas Professor of Education, co-founder and co-director of the Harvard Immigration Projects. At New York University he was the inaugural Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education. In 2009-10 he was the Richard Fisher Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has been visiting professor in Paris (EHESS), Barcelona and Leuven. He has also lectured at the German foreign office, Mexican foreign office, Spanish foreign office, Vatican, U.S. Congress, United Nations, Davos and in multiple other scholarly and policy venues in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. An immigrant from Argentina, he is a product of the California Master Plan, commencing his studies in community college—where 40 years ago he met Carola Suárez-Orozco, the eminent psychologist and scholar of immigration—and transferring to UC Berkeley where he received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.