Jaime Díaz, UFM’s graduate has been asistant professor at the FCE

Jaime Díaz, alumni from the Economic Sciences School of the Francisco Marroquín University, was the only Guatemalan selected by the Carolina Foundation to participate in the 2006 edition of the Líder Scholarships.

Díaz is an Economist with a minor in finance; he works as an associate investigator at the National Economic Research Center (CIEN).  In 2005 he won the José Cecilio del Valle Award, handed to the person with the highest average that finishes classes and has an outstanding behavior, in the Economic Sciences School.  He has been an assistant professor and graduated with honors in May 2006.

“I would like to participate actively in the development of an improved economic policy for Guatemala.  It is in the political sphere where the possibility to launch better social and economic results is.  It is necessary to improve the politics that have been working institutionally and to reform those that have failed.  Specifically, I aspire to work actively in development, competition, juridical certainty and poverty politics”, said Díaz in his scholarship application.

This program reunites the best 60 licentiates of Ibero America, who will participate in an intense program of conferences, encounters and visits that will allow them to contact the main characters of Spain’s Society and will let them deepen in economical, political and business key aspects of Spain’s culture.  Among the programs objectives are to increase the human and professional leadership of the participants.  The scholarship lasts three weeks and includes visits to Lisbo, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña and Granada.

Ileana del Rosario Calderón, Andrea Tunarosa and Claudia Zúñiga were selected to participate in recent years, all of them alumni of the FCE at the Francisco Marroquín University.