The Challenges of Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Chile

November 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

BOSP’s Santiago Center will be hosting an event with local instructors Sergio Missana and Claudio Seebach presenting a discussion on sustainability and climate change in Chile. They will discuss the major climate issues the country faces in context of sustainability and renewable energies and talk about their new courses they will be offering this academic year.


Iván Jaksić has been Director of Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Santiago since 2005. Prior to Stanford, he held teaching and research positions at Cal-Berkeley, Wisconsin, Oxford, Harvard, and Notre Dame. Jaksić is the author, editor or co-editor of 26 books, and over a hundred articles and reviews in academic journals. He is a permanent member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the National Academy of Language in Chile, and the Royal Academy of Language in Spain. At Stanford, he received, in 2014, the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. His most recent award is the Chilean National Award in History (2020).

Sergio Missana is a Chilean author, scholar, editor, journalist and activist. He is the author of fifteen books, including novels, essays, children’s books and a collection of travel pieces. He holds a BA in Social Communications from the University of Chile, and an MA and PhD in Spanish from Stanford University. He is currently the Executive Director of the Climate Parliament, a UK-based environmental organization that promotes renewable energy. He served as Director of Publications at the BBVA Foundation in Madrid and as a member of the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre in Brussels. He has collaborated with the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi and was an editor of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission human rights report in Chile.

Claudio Seebach is an Industrial Electrical Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He holds a M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He has worked in the public, private, academic and civil society sectors in the areas of public management and modernization of the State, school education, poverty, public-private partnership, infrastructure and energy. He currently leads Generadoras de Chile, the Chilean Association of Power Generators, as its Executive Chairman. He is also cofounder of Enseña Chile (part of the Teach for All network) and Elige Educar.

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