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Clara Franco Yáñez

Doctoral Researcher

Short CV

  • Since 2016: Doctoral Student at the University of Hamburg and at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • 09/2015 to date: Collaboration as an International Affairs consultant, with Dr. José Antonio Hernández Pacheco, medical specialist at Mexico’s National Institute of Perinatology "Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes" (INPER-IER). Research for publications on INPER’s scientific journal: "Perinatología y Reproducción Humana"

  • 11/2015 - 08/2016: Parliamentary Advisor in International Affairs, to the Human Rights Commission at National Congress in Mexico (Lower Chamber – Cámara de Diputados), LXIII Legislature

  • 08/2014 - 12/2014: Research Collaborator/Intern at the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG) in Geneva, Switzerland. Responsible for research project on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their impact in developing regions

  • 10/2013 - 03/2014: Database Intern at the Human Rights Treaties Division; United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland

  • 03/2013: Collaborator for research and analysis project: "Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda", with Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, consultant to the World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland

  • 03/2013 - 08/2013: Fundraising Intern at the Development and Outreach Department; at Human Rights Watch (HRW) office in Geneva, Switzerland

  • 01/2009 - 07/2009: Intern, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the World Trade Organization (WTO); Geneva, Switzerland

  • 05/2008 - 07/2008: Summer Intern, Regional Office of the Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía); San Luis Potosí, Mexico

  • 01/2007 - 12/2008: Volunteer work as a tutor and course coordinator for Tecnológico de Monterrey’s “PREPANET” online education programme. San Luis Potosí, Mexico

  • Education: M.A. in International Affairs (2014); Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; B.A. in International Business, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus San Luis Potosí Mexico

  • Monthly collaborator to local magazine “Revista Mujeres” based in Oaxaca, Mexico, since 2012

Current Research

  • Advocacy on health-related issues

  • Gender issues

  • Human Rights and advocacy

Countries and Regions

  • Mexico


Media Contributions