We have had as a guest speaker Marcela Szymanski on “Religious Freedom in the World” to address the current situation of this right in a global scale.
Szymanski has been a Public Affairs Consultant and an EU-NATO correspondent for the CNN. She had a conversation on Monday, October 26th, with students from Global Governance and Religions (Global Communication Management Degree in our School) on discrimination, persecution and human rights when they affect freedom of religion and belief.
She is an affiliate researcher with both the GSU and the University of the Americas in Puebla (UDLAP) writing on political change and democratization. Her public affairs clients have included not only industrial and financial concerns, but also the Catholic Church in countries at war, political prisoners, and non-Western countries suffering from substantial human rights violations by external actors. Since 2015 she is the Editor of the report “Religious Freedom in the World” for the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need. Our Observatory is currently working in this Religious Freedom Report contributing with assessment from the African countries. This is a joint collaboration between our Observatory and the Research Group STReaM and Globalcodes from International Relations.