The Luis Donaldo Colosio
1994 the International Institute for Applied Systems
Analysis (IIASA) established the below-described Fellowship
to honor the memory of Luis Donaldo Colosio, a friend
and alumnus of IIASA, who was the Mexican presidential
candidate tragically assassinated in March of that year.
Luis Donaldo Colosio Fellowship allows one young Mexican
researcher each year to spend from six to twelve months
at IIASA working with scholars from around the world
in one of our on-going research activities. We are now
in the process of recruiting a young Mexican scientist
to join the Fellowship in the year 2002.
Candidates should be pre or post Ph.D. doctoral students
(35 or under) and should have a good command of written
and spoken English. The candidate's background and interests
should fit in with one of IIASA's on-going research
projects. A detailed description of the Institute and
its scientific program is available at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/
(home page). The detailed information on the Luis Donaldo
Colosio Fellowship (including an on-line application
form) can be accessed at one of the following web sites:
candidates should use these channels to acquaint themselves
with our Institute and to apply for the Fellowship.
Donaldo Colosio was a friend and alumnus of IIASA. During
his stay at the Institute in 1978 and 1979 he produced
a model of Mexican development, with special emphasis
on the role of urbanization. In 1980, he became a professor
at the Colegio de Mexico, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma
de Mexico and at the Universidad Anahuac. That same
year he joined the Ministry of Budget and Programming
as Advisor to the Department of Macroeconomics and Social
Policy. In 1981, he occupied the post of Deputy Director
of Analysis for the Planning of the Center for Political,
Economic and Social Studies. In 1982, he became Director
General for Regional Programming and Budget of the Ministry
of Programming and Budget.
holding several political posts in the Province of Sonora,
where he was born, Colosio was named in 1987 to the
Executive Committee of the governing institutional Revolutionary
Party, known by its Spanish acronym of PRI. In 1988,
he became a Senator of the Republic and then President
of the National Executive Committee of the PRI. He went
on to the post of Minister of Social Development.
Colosio was part of the new Mexico. He understood the
need for change. He wanted balanced, sustainable development
that would benefit all Mexicans without compromising
the natural environment. As a trained scientist he understood
the important contribution that science can make to
public policy; as a veteran politician he understood
the limits of technocracy and the need to work with,
and for, the people. His rare combination of analytical
skills and political commitment was infused with a high
moral purpose. Colosio was, and remains, a role model
for Latin Americans.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) is a non-governmental research organization
located in Austria. The institute conducts inter-disciplinary
scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological
and social issues in the context of human dimensions
of global change. It is sponsored by its National Member
Organizations in North America, Europe and Asia.
their study of environmental, economic, technological,
and social developments, IIASA researchers generate
methods and tools useful to both decision makers and
the scientific community. The work is based on original
state-of-the-art methodology and analytical approaches
linking a variety of natural and social science disciplines.
its inception in 1972, IIASA has been the site of successful
international scientific collaboration in addressing
areas of concern for all advanced societies, such as
energy, water, environment, risk and human settlement.
more than two decades of valuable contributions to science
and policy, IIASA continues as a reputed center for
innovative research, for international interdisciplinary
collaboration, for conferences and workshops, and for
networking with other groups of scientists around the
Because of its non-governmental status, IIASA is independent
and can provide non-political and unbiased perspectives.
This neutrality and impartiality is particularly valued
by those utilizing Institute research findings. IIASA
is sponsored by scientific National Member Organizations
in nations from Europe, North America, and Asia. Each
NMO nominates one representative to IIASA's executive
council, which generally oversees Institute development.