- Cisneros Fellow
Diego Scharifker is a Venezuelan-American lawyer, pro-democracy activist and a former leader of the Venezuela’s student movement. Scharifker co-founded the National Federation of High School Students, the former president of the Federation of University Centers at the Central University of Venezuela, and until recently the Vice President of the City Council in Caracas. Today, Scharifker is a published author, outspoken rights activist, and candidate for a Master’s Degree at the George Washington University. Scharifker continues to advocate and protest for human rights and democratic principles in Venezuela, and joins the Cisneros Institute to research and comment on contemporary conditions of Latinos in the United States.