Carlos Alberto Torres is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Founding Director of the university’s Paulo Freire Institute. He is a political sociologist of education who did his undergraduate work in sociology in Buenos Aires, Argentina (B.A. honors and teaching credential in Sociology, Universidad del Salvador), his graduate work in Mexico (M.A. in Political Science, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO) and the United States (M.A. and Ph.D. in International Development Education, Stanford University), and post-doctoral studies in educational foundations in Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta). Dr. Torres has been a Visiting Professor in universities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He was the inaugurable holder of the UNESCO UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, Department of Education, UCLA (2016-2020).