Former Maxwell MA IR Student and deSardon Glass Fellow appointed Minister of Culture for Peru
Salvador del Solar appointed new Minister of Culture in Peru
Salvador del Solar came to the Maxwell School’s MA IR program from the world of entertainment and even then he envisioned a career at the center of public service. At that time, there was much talk about the rather successful television actor from Peru coming to Maxwell for his graduate studies – and when he and his family arrived, he was as charming and focused a student as we could have hoped for. Completing coursework in IR theory, social movement theory, and communication theory, Salvador also gained an advanced practical skills in negotiation, mediation, multilateral peacekeeping and conflict resolution. All this training will now become exceedingly helpful as actor moves into official government service as the new Minister of Culture for the country of Peru. Congratulations Salvador!
LINK to news story: http://rpp.pe/politica/estado/salvador-del-solar-este-es-el-perfil-del-nuevo-ministro-de-cultura-noticia-1014484
Salvador was able to join the Maxwell School via the Joan y John and Mabel deSardon-Glass Fellowship program. The deSardon-Glass Fellowships were established through the generous support of Joan de Sardon-Glass – a Syracuse alumna and daughter of Peruvian nationals John and Mabel de Sardon. These awards fully support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue advanced professional degrees in the Maxwell School and return to public service careers in their home countries. For over two decades, the deSardon-Glass Fellowships have supported countless dedicated public servants across Peru and other Andean-region countries.
Other former deSardon Glass fellows are also enjoying promising careers in the public sector:
- Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Peru
- Executive Director, Institute of Democracy, Ecuador
- Head, Superintendence of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund, Peru
- Director General, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, Peru
- Senior Economist, INDECOPI, Peru
- Gerente, Autoridad Nacional del Servicio Civil, Peru
Our current deSardon-Glass Fellows include two second year IR/MPA students: Camila Urbina from Colombia and Graciela Hijar from Peru and; and two new MPA students from Peru, Henry Dyer Cruzado and Diana Chaman.
Eligible applicants for the MPA, MA IR or the executive degree programs can be considered for the de Sardon-Glass Fellowship upon application by simply noting their interest in this award. No separate application is required. Departments internally nominate the best candidates for the Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs, who select each years recipients.