Vivian Newman Pont is Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society — Dejusticia.
She specializes in public law and international aid for development. She has a postgraduate degree (DSU ) in Administrative Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in France, a master’s degree (DEA) in Domestic Public Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a master´s degree in Development and International Aid for Development from the University of Barcelona in Spain. She graduated with a J.D. from the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia (later validated by University of Barcelona). She has worked in the public sector with the Colombian Inspector General’s Office, in the private sector, on international negotiations at Avianca SA and in the legal department of Bavaria SA. Vivian also has lead the coordination of the public law department at the Universidad Javeriana and taught administrative law at this same University. She has published various essays on transparency, privacy and corruption issues.