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Miguel Angel Lara Otaola


Miguel Angel Lara Otaola

Miguel Lara Otaola is a democracy practitioner and scholar with +9 years of progressive responsibility and a range of relevant skills in the field of elections and election support. He has experience in the development and implementation of electoral training and technical assistance projects. He has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the project for the creation of an International Centre for Electoral Research and Training and provided support for the Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS). At Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) he has served as a Senior Advisor for International Affairs for the Presidency of the Council. 

He has participated as an electoral observer in several missions in the EU and Latin America and has a track record of publications in the fields of democracy and elections. He also directed a regular national television show in Mexico on access to justice. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MPA from Tec de Monterrey. He is currently a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex.

Title: PhD student and Intern

Period: 2nd semester 2015 

Office Location: Room 278, Merewether Building (H.04), University of Sydney


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