Alejandro Madrazo

Academic Director, Talisis

Alejandro obtained an LL.B. (’02) from ITAM in Mexico City and both an LL.M. (’03) and a J.S.D. (’06) from Yale Law School. He was Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico until 2022, where he founded and headed the Interdisciplinary Drug Policy Program. Before becoming a full-time professor in 2009 he practiced constitutional litigation, specializing in high-impact, public-interest cases before Mexico’s Supreme Court, most notably on abortion law, same-sex marriage, tobacco control, and telecommunications law. He has published on issues ranging from legal education and history of legal thought to sexual and reproductive rights, tobacco control, drug policy, and free speech. He is currently Academic Director at Talisis, an innovative education enterprise aiming to provide affordable, quality education in Mexico.

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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