Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas, Rector of UNAM for the period 2023-2027

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Mexico.- The UNAM Governing Board appointed economist Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico for the period 2023-2027.

Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas has a degree in Economics from the UNAM Faculty of Economics and a master's degree and doctorate in History from the same University. In all three exams he obtained the corresponding honorable mention. He received the Alfonso Caso Medal as the most outstanding graduate of the Master's Degree in History in 2002 and also obtained second place in the Jesús Silva Herzog Prize for Research in Economics 2003, awarded by the Institute of Economic Research of the UNAM. In 2006 he received the National University Distinction Recognition for Young Academics in the Area of ​​Teaching in Economic-Administrative Sciences and in 2009 the same recognition, now in the Area of ​​Research in Economic-Administrative Sciences.

He has taught uninterruptedly at the UNAM Faculty of Economics since 1994. In that year he joined as a teaching assistant, since 1997 as an interim subject teacher, and from 2001 as a permanent subject B teacher. He has been a full-time professor at the Faculty of Economics since November 1, 2002. He is currently a permanent full-time B professor at said Faculty, with level D of the Academic Staff Performance Bonuses (PRIDE) program. He belongs to the National System of Researchers with the category of national researcher level II. He is a full member of the Mexican Academy of Political Economy, a member of the Mexican Association of Economic History and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He was holder of the José Ayala II extraordinary chair in Contemporary Approaches in Political Economy between 2008 and 2010.

He has also been a subject professor in the College of History of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, in the doctorate in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources taught by the Postgraduate in Economics of the UNAM at the National Agrarian University La Molina in Lima, Peru and in the specialization in History of Economic Thought of the Economics Specialization Program.

He is the author of four books (Oligarchic liberalism and economic policyEconomic Culture Fund, 2018, Economic policy and the discourse of national reconstruction, 1917-1925, UNAM Humanities Coordination, 2016, Puebla: Brief HistoryEconomic Culture Fund 2010 and Brief history of PueblaFondo de Cultura Económica and El Colegio de México, 2001), co-author of two (The leader in power, with Álvaro Matute Aguirre, El Colegio de México, 2017) and The economic policy of Mexico in the Congress of the Union 1970-1982, with Emilio Zebadúa, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1998). Book coordinator State, economy and society in post-revolutionary Mexico (with Ricardo Gamboa, Grano de Sal, 2023), and Ninety years of university freedoms with Hugo Casanova (Siglo XXI, 2020), coordinator of the memory of the Second Colloquium of the UNAM Cycle in the History of Mexico (2011), coordinator and co-author of one more (The party of the Revolution. Institution and conflictcoordinated together with Miguel González Compeán with the collaboration of Pedro Salmerón Sanginés, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2000).

He has compiled four reports of colloquiums organized by the University Seminar on Social Questions, of which he was technical secretary: The social issue, overcoming poverty and social policy seven years after CopenhagenUNAM, 2003; Fiscal federalism, social federalismSecretariat of Social Development and UNAM, 2005; From local to globalUNAM, 2006; The world of work and social exclusion, UNAM, 2006. He has written fifty-two chapters in books with opinions, sixteen articles in national and foreign peer-reviewed journals, a working document published by the Ministry of Social Development, and another for the Stern Report on Mexico as a consultant to the Bank World, published by the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources. He collaborated as an external consultant to the Report on human development in Mexico 2004 of the United Nations Development Program and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of twenty-two articles in extension and popularization magazines and nine reviews.

Leonardo Lomelí has ​​directed forty-two bachelor's theses in Economics, five in History, one in Political Science and Public Administration, three specialization theses in Economics, one master's thesis in Economics, two master's theses in History , a doctoral thesis in History and participated in seven doctoral tutorial committees. He currently directs three doctoral theses in Economics and one doctorate in Law. He has participated as a synod in 140 professional exams in the Faculty of Economics and 19 in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. He has given 63 conferences and participated in numerous round tables in various national institutions. He has attended International Congresses in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Uruguay and given lectures at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela, the Autonomous University of Madrid and Malaga, as well as the Ortega y Gasset University Institute, in Spain.

With regard to institutional participation, he has been technical advisor and owner of the Applied Theories area of ​​the Faculty of Economics (2003-2009), member of the Academic Committee of the College of History of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, academic advisor of the Faculty of Economics before the CAACS and member of the Ruling Commission of the College of History of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters from 2012 to 2015. He was secretary of the Board of Directors of the Association of Alumni of the Faculty of Economics and president of the National Association of Economics Students. He is also academic secretary and technical secretary of the National Association of Economic Teaching and Research Institutions (Anidie) and president of the Association of Faculties, Schools and Institutes of Economics of Latin America (AFEIEAL).

On February 15, 2010, he was appointed by the Governing Board as director of the Faculty of Economics for the period 2010-2014. On February 17, 2014, he was appointed for a second four-year period at the head of said institution and in that capacity he was an ex-officio university advisor and president of the Budget Commission of the University Council. On November 18, 2015, he was appointed Secretary General of UNAM by Rector Enrique Graue Wiechers.

He was president of the Economic Advisory Technical Commission of the Ministry of Public Education and a specialist member of the Technical Committee of the Sectoral Research Fund for Social Development SEDESOL-CONACYT. He was also a member of the Governing Board of El Colegio de Sonora (2015-2021), of the Council of the National Medical Arbitration Commission (2018-2022) and from 2019 to 2022 he was a member of the Technical Council of the National Institute of Historical Studies of the Revolutions of Mexico.

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