Alberto Solís-Castroholds a degree in political science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a degree in protection of human rights defenders and social activists from Pablo de Olavide University in Spain. He is a peacebuilder with 15 years of experience in positive conflict transformation.
Alberto is the former executive director of Serapaz, a nongovernmental organization created for mediation between the Zapatista armed indigenous movement and the Mexican government in 1996 and now dedicated to working with social movements in Mexico. Alberto has advised and accompanied social movements in more than 80 cases focused on defense of territory and natural common goods, forced disappearances, truth and justice, democratic conditions, and the defense of economic, social, and cultural rights. He also has experience in dialogues with high-level authorities such as presidents of Mexico, human rights defenders, organizations fighting against impunity, trade unions, student movements, and artists. As a master of global affairs student, Alberto is the recipient of a Thomas D. McCloskey Peace Fellowship.