Eduardo Pagés graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin with a BA in political science and an MA in Latin American Studies. A recipient of an Ernst-Reuter Scholarship, he further specialized in politics and economics as a foreign exchange student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Alternating between Germany and his home country of Ecuador, he has worked across the diplomatic, research, and consultancy sectors to foster democratic and economic development. Eduardo’s research interests focus on democratization in Latin America, urban policy, and the implications of institutionally weak environments for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
As a researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Eduardo supported the comparative analysis of legal frameworks granting political rights to migrants in the Southern Cone and the Caribbean. As an intern at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Eduardo helped establish dialogues on environmental and economic challenges between youth in the German Social Democrats and progressive parties in the LAC region. He also has served as a policy consultant for think tanks and political parties in Guayaquil, Ecuador. As a master of global affairs student, Eduardo is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.