Nonresident Scholar, Mexico Center
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Clara Luz Álvarez, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center, a member of the Mexican National Researchers System and a professor at the Universidad Panamericana. From 2006 to 2011, she was the rapporteur for the International Telecommunications Union’s study group of information technology accessibility for people with disabilities. Previously, she was commissioner for Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel) and the head of the Legal Affairs Office (2003-2006). Prior to joining Cofetel, she was the legal counsel for Oracle in Mexico, responsible for legal matters relating to technical support and partners in Latin America. She has been a professor of telecommunications law at several Mexican universities. Álvarez is the author of the books “Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones” (2014) and “Internet y Derechos Fundamentales” (2011), and editorial coordinator of the book “Telecomunicaciones y Tecnologías de la Información” (2012). She received Mexico’s National Journalism Award in 2014. Álvarez was named one of the key women in telecommunications in Mexico by El Universal in 2010 and one of the 10 most influential people in the public sector by Expansión in 2007. She holds a law degree and a master’s degree in juridical science from Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, as well as a master’s degree in comparative jurisprudence from New York University and a doctorate degree with honors in law from the Universidad Panamericana.