Who are we
Medellin Global | Center of Strategic International Studies (CSIS) is a forum for research, debate and dialogue amongst city officials from all over the world and social, political, economic and cultural leaders from the city of Medellin, where citizens share common interests for their economic and social growth, rule of law and active democracy as their most relevant model for political and social organization.
We are a group of professionals working to enrich our community in Medellin and Colombia, by sharing and promoting knowledge through actions to foster wellbeing to society not only in Latin America but in other cities around the world. Our Mission is to expand understanding amongst cities, cultures and diverse communities with the people of Medellin to open up a path of opportunities for the new generations. Our goal is to strengthen relationships of the people from Medellin with other communities, protect and care for the environment, promote intercultural awareness and city safety by nurturing tolerance and know-how through alliances between local and foreign governments, associations, private companies and academia.
Our vision is to promote research of different subjects that are of interest to society through the Center of Strategic International Studies (CSIS) emphasizing leadership and ethical values in order to convert good intentions and dreams into measurable results. We support our community with empathy and knowledge in different action fields to meet their current and future needs, creating a kinder world around them and benefiting from the interaction with the international community.
To achieve these goals, Medellin Global has established different and independent programs, through its Center of Strategic International Studies, each with a mission and an international vision, complemented by sustainable and accessible actions available to all individuals. These programs grant empowerment and holistic development for people creating new opportunities for transformation, growth and development of the current generation and the generations to come.
Medellin Global | Center of Strategic International Studies, based in Medellin, Colombia, was born as an initiative of recognized city leaders to continue with the dynamic integration process that has been taking place during several decades of the City of Medellin and its surrounding areas, into the international community. It is well known that the city’s history is full of negative international exposure due to safety issues and weakening of its rule of law, but it is also true that the outstanding transformation that Medellin has undergone in the past years has turned the city into a resilient destination supported by a society that endorses successful and positive experiences opening its doors to the international concert.
As a non-profit foundation coming from the private sector, Medellin Global’s main driver is to be a think tank focusing on measurable and specific actions obtained through analysis, dialogue and/or research in different international subjects with direct impact on the city, the region, and most of all, its citizens.
Alliances for the New Generations
Medellin Global supports the development of research regarding public and private policies in order to find solutions to various concerns from both local communities and other countries. These findings become action plans to be implemented in different locations and always, with metrics to ensure their proper execution.
Our core value as human beings is to build a better world for ourselves and for others, and this can only be attained by commitment, responsibility, goals and a positive attitude.
MG provides a way for local, regional, national and international communities to work hand on hand for the wellbeing and future of humanity. We believe that the best way to reach our goals is through empathy within our own community and all of the different societies around the world.
MG aspires to foster tolerance and understanding of the different urban cultures in the world preserving cultural identity, promoting diversity, health and wellbeing amongst all actors of this international concert, as well as promoting cooperation with other international non-profit organizations and leaders to support the global network.
Additionally, establishes joint actions with other domestic and international organizations, public and private, to share knowledge as well as to participate in different projects and city labs of interest to different fields.