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Juan Manuel Galán

Senator

Colombian Education Fund

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Colombian Education Fund

Company Description

Supporting the educational goals of students of Colombian origin through scholarships and educational assistance....more

Background Information

Employment History

Senator

Colombia


Affiliations

Senate's First Commission

Member


The Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption

GTF-UNCAC Member


Education

Paris Institute of Political Studies


master's degree

international affairs


master's of science degree

foreign service

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University


Web References(33 Total References)


colombianeducationfund.org

NOTABLES: Colombian Senator Juan Manuel Galan, Colombian, Designer Raul Peñaranda, HE Consul of Colombia in New York Elsa Gladis Cifuentes, Liliana Gil, Enrique Arbelaez, SVC Jay Hershenson, Dr. Carmen Leonor Martinez-López, Mr. Eder Holgin, Elkin Arredondo and Artist Vianey.


www.observatorylatinamerica.org [cached]

Juan Manuel Galán shared his experience promoting a new national law (Project 27 of 2014) that intends to regulate the consumption of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
This project aims to amend Article 49 of the Colombian Constitution, which considers illegal the use of prohibited hallucinogenic substances under prescription. For Galán this law echoes broader reflections that take into account the historical use of cannabis, the ecological and human damages caused by the eradication of crops -as the Colombian case evidences it-, and the unachievable aim of completely eliminating drug production.


www.observatorylatinamerica.org [cached]

Juan Manuel Galán, Colombian Senator since 2006, active advocate of drug liberalization policies


www.achievement.org

Also in 1989, Juan Galán graduated from the Instituto Pedagógico Nacional in Bogotá, and after his father's assassination, his family moved to France.
He attended the Paris Institute of Political Studies and obtained a Certificate of Political Studies in 1992. He went on to graduate from the École des Hautes Études Internationales, also in Paris, in 1997, with a master's degree in international affairs. Later that year, Galán returned to Colombia to begin his political career. He drew controversy by backing the candidate running against his uncle in Bogotá's mayoral race, and infuriated members of the New Liberalism Party, founded by his father, when he criticized some of his father's former associates for exploiting his father's image for political gain. In 1998, he supported Conservative Party presidential candidate Andrés Pastrana Arango, and after Pastrana's election, was named Deputy Director for Youth at the Ministry of National Education. In 2003, he earned a master's of science degree in foreign service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He was appointed as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Colombian Embassy in London, in 2004, by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. The following year, he resigned his office in London and returned to Colombia to run for the Senate. He easily defeated his opponent in the 2006 Senate race, and again when he ran for re-election in 2010. Juan Galán is a member of the Senate's First Commission, which deals with Statutory Laws and Internal Affairs, and has supported voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide; marriage for same-sex couples; and drug liberalization policies. He has been married to Carmenza Lian Barrera since 2002, with whom he has two children.


The newly enacted bill recognizes 'the consumption and abuse of, or addiction to, psychoactive substances, legal or illegal, as a matter of public health and the well-being of family, community and individuals.' According to Liberal Party Senator Juan Manuel Galan, Law 1566, recognizes drug addiction as an 'illness' and 'guarantees treatment.' With the new law in place, health insurance companies are obliged to cover the voluntary treatment of drug addicts.


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