Director General, Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano
Francisco Rivas is the General Director of the National Citizen Observatory of Security, Justice and Legality A.C. (ONC) and member of National Security Council of Mexico.
He holds a degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università degli Studi di Perugia, as well as a degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Baja California. He has a specialty in Culture of Legality from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Mexico, is a Master in Psychology from the Center for Technological and Superior Studies of Mexico, and holds a PhD in Global Development from the Autonomous University of Baja California. University of California Los Angeles.
From 2001 to 2014 he worked as Regular Professor Level C of the Autonomous University of Baja California; From January 2008 to December 2009, he coordinated the Master’s Degree in Human Development at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Tijuana campus. He has taught at the professional and postgraduate level at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences at the Buenos Aires and Montevideo offices, at the Center for Technological and Superior Studies of Mexico, at the Universidad Iberoamericana, at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, at the Economic Research and Teaching Center, in the Public Safety Professional Training Institute.
From 2002 to 2005 he served as Coordinator of Culture Programs of Legality in Mexico by the Institute of Sicilian Renaissance, where he implemented programs in this area in Palermo, Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon and Bogota, Colombia.
From 2005 until 2009 he held the position of Director of the Culture Center of Legality of the Government of the State of Baja California where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the national curriculum of the state subject of Culture of Legality in coordination with the Undersecretary of Federal Basic Education, the implementation of the Culture of Legality program for the State Public Security Secretariat, for the municipal police of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada and the State Attorney General. He developed the subject for the Public Safety Professional Training Institute and the COBACH, CECYTE and CONALEP systems.
From 2010 to 2013 he served as Director of the Culture of Legality Project in Mexico where he designed and implemented the Culture of Legality programs at the federal level for the Secretariat of Public Function, Federal Police, the Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Commission of Electricity and for various state and municipal governments.
He is the author of several publications on the Culture of Legality, Security and Justice, a columnist for the newspaper Reforma, El Universal and the portal La Silla Rota.
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