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Camilo Azcarate, JD

Lecturer; Ombuds, European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Camilo Azcarate is an international dispute resolution expert with 25 years of experience as ombudsperson mediator, facilitator and trainer working for public, private, and international organizations. He managed the office of mediation services for the World Bank Group between 2008 and 2018, was lead ombudsperson at Princeton University, Ombudsperson at FGCU’s Business School, and Government Programs Coordinator for the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution.

Azcarate teaches graduate-level courses at Columbia University and was a fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs during 2018. He has published papers in the journal Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution as well as articles on magazines of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the International Ombudsman Association (IOA).

Azcarate holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Universidad Javeriana, a Masters in Corporate Law (LLM) from Universidad San Buenaventura, a Master’s in Dispute Resolution (M.A.) from the University of Massachusetts, and a Certificate in Equal Employment from Cornell University. He has received several awards for his work in dispute resolution, including the Don Paulson Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Dispute Resolution.


  • JD, Universidad Javeriana
  • LLM, Universidad San Buenaventura
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts