Juan Antonio Le Clercq, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center and a professor at the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico. At UDLAP, Le Clercq has been chair of the International Relations and Political Science Department since 2014 and also serves as director of the Centre for Impunity and Justice. His main research interests are institutional change, impunity and the rule of law, climate and environmental governance and contemporary political theory. He is the co-author of the “Global Impunity Index 2015,” the “Global Impunity Index Mexico 2016” and “A Humanist Reform: Human Rights and Constitutional Change in Mexico.”
Le Clercq has also served in the public sector as chief of staff of Mexican’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2006), as communications analysis coordinator for the Office of the President (2002-2003) and as director general of the Political Humanism Foundation in the Mexican Senate (2009-2013).
Le Clercq received a master’s in political science and a doctorate in political and social sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).