Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda
Dr Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda is a scholar practitioner whose work focuses on civic leadership formation and the promotion and defence of the fundamental rights of vulnerable populations in Latin America. Nina earned her PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame du Lac. In addition to serving as CETIContinental’s Dean of Graduate Studies, Nina is the President and CEO of Peace and Hope International (PHI). Through its sister organizations in Latin America, PHI supports efforts to prevent violence and other forms of injustice, mobilizing individuals and communities to foster systemic change for peace and democratic civic engagement.