Doctor Claudia Escobar is a Guatemalan lawyer, former magistrate of the Court of Appeals, she is recognized internationally as a corruption fighter, and has dedicated her life to working for the respect of law and justice. Escobar was elected as an expert for the International Experts Commission against Corruption in Ecuador. On June 2017, she received the “Democracy Award” for her commitment to fighting impunity and corruption. Lately, she was honored by the Harvard Women's Law Association and Harvard Law in exhibition “Women inspiring change” organized on the School's 6th Annual International Women's Day Celebration.
Escobar obtained her Ph.D. at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, her law degree at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. She is now affiliated to Georgetown, where she was elected as a Centennial Fellow in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Also, she was a fellow at Harvard University, becoming the first Central American to be awarded a -Scholar at Risk- fellowship (2015 – 2016) at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Back to speakers