Francisca Aguayo

Senior Program Officer, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum

Bio

Francisca Aguayo Armijo is the Senior Program Officer of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF). She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees with honors from Sorbonne Law School, specializing in international law and international organizations. Her Ph.D. dissertation explored the coordination among international organizations in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, providing an in-depth analysis of past and current initiatives, and delivering policy recommendations. During her Ph.D. program, she held an appointment as a lecturer in international law and international relations at Sorbonne Law School and co-directed the Global Current Affairs Forum of the Sorbonne Research Institute in International and European Law. In addition, she held a position as visiting research scholar at Columbia University and completed academic programs at the University of Bologna and The Hague Academy of International Law. Following the completion of her Ph.D., Francisca joined the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations as a Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. She represented Chile at multiple high-level negotiations, including on the reform of the United Nations and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. She also coordinated the participation of Chile within the Group of 77 and China – the largest negotiating group at the United Nations comprising 134 developing countries. Prior to her Ph.D. program, she also gained practical insight into public policy and high-level decision-making through professional experiences at the Corporation for Latin American Studies in Santiago (CIEPLAN) and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Throughout her career, Francisca has conducted research on a wide range of topics, regularly contributing, among others, to the book review section of the French Yearbook of International Law. She has received scholarships and awards from various institutions, including the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense, the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris, the European Union, The Hague Academy of International Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University, and the University of Chile. Francisca’s academic and professional work has encompassed different fields related to international affairs, such as international peace and security, human rights, gender equality, climate change, and inequalities. Her research combines theoretical and practical approaches, giving specific attention to interdisciplinary collaboration as a means to address increasingly complex challenges at the local, regional, and global levels. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Programs and Projects

Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
(Senior Program Officer)