Latin America

The main goal of our Latin America engagement is setting up a network of Catholic scientists/academics and institutions of higher learning. We aim at fostering international academic exchange and close cooperation between the Latin American and German churches. At the same time, KAAD understands its scholarship program as a contribution to strengthen civic society and to the “Option for the Poor” of Latin American churches. Countries of major focus are Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

KAAD is firmly rooted in the academic and church lives of many countries which can be seen in the activities of partner committees, alumni-associations and the cooperation with church and state universities (convenios). KAAD-Alumni are engaged in social projects, organize academic seminars, and publish their own journals. Through such activities highly-qualified and socially conscious laypeople guarantee that KAAD is actively present in Latin American societies and regional churches.

Young Catholic academics who are envisioning to do post-graduate studies in Germany and who share our mission in Latin America are welcome to fill out the questionnaire form and to mail it either to the corresponding partner committee or to Dr. Thomas Krueggeler, Head, Latin America Department (Krueggeler(at)kaad.de).

Our Partner in LA:

Argentinia

Prof. Dr. Silvia Di Sanza
Consejo ICALA / KAAD
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires

Bolivia

Daniel Pizarro
Consejo KAAD
Avenida Arce, N.-2670, Edificio Apolo. Apt. 602
La Paz

Brazil

Prof. Dr. João Francisco de Abreu
Conselho KAAD
Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, PUCMG
Belo Horizonte

Prof. Dr. Draiton de Souza
Conselho KAAD
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS
Porto Alegre

Dr. Artur H.G.B. da Cunha
Conselho KAAD Recife
Rua Francisco Alves 326
50050-900 Recife-PE

Chile

Prof. Dr. Enrique Muñoz
Consejo ICALA/KAAD
Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca

Colombia

Prof. Luis Carlos Henao de Brigard
Consejo KAAD
Pontificia Universidad Javeríana
Bogota

Ecuador

Dra. Patricia Carrera
Consejo KAAD Ecuador
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Quito

Guatemala

Prof. Herbert M. Álvarez
Consejo KAAD
Universidad Rafael Landívar
Guatemala City

Mexico

Dr. V.M. Pérez Valera
Consejo KAAD
Universidad Iberoamericana
Lomas de Santa Fe
México

Peru

Prof. Dr. Álvaro Ezcurra
Consejo KAAD
Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima
kaad(at)pucp.edu.pe
www.pucp.edu.pe/kaad_peru/