Chiara Marinelli

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2018 to 2020
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I was born in Italy but I grew up in Peru.  I am the oldest of 10 siblings and when I was seven, my parents decided to leave Italy to live as missioners in one of the many human settlements of Lima, Peru. This experience changed my life. 

I graduated in Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) with a thesis on human trafficking and human rights: "The relation between slavery and human trafficking in International Human Rights Law: the long way to a double protection of the victim". After my graduation, I worked for the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of my university (IDEHPUCP) as a junior researcher in Human Mobility Area and then as an advisor for the Interior Ministry's General Directorate for Democratic Security. There, I was part of the team responsible for the national public policy on human trafficking and human smuggling. I had the opportunity to elaborate regulations and decrees regarding human trafficking, migrants smuggling, forced labor and slavery, especially the National Plan Against Human Trafficking 2017-2021, and work on direct actions for its implementation. This has been a unique experience! Having the possibility of working directly in the Government and generating real changes in people's lives.

I received the CEU Master’s Excellence Scholarship and now I am part of the Mundus MAPP's cohort at the CEU-IBEI track. This is the ideal space to continue the path undertaken twenty-three years ago with my arrival in Peru. My formation on public policy was almost developed by self-learning. This Master program gives me the opportunity to reinforce concepts and theories, introduce me to modern academic research on public policy and learn how to apply it to reality. The professors and the administrative body are very supportive and they promote a great horizontal relationship with the students. Also, we are studying with people from almost thirty different nationalities in an enriching continuous learning process. 

This is a great opportunity and I strongly recommend to all of you to apply, you will not regret! Any question, feel free to write to me! 

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Last updated: January 7, 2019 - 15:06