Ngaire Woods

Distinguished in the field of global economic governance, she is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professor at the University of Oxford. Her research includes the improvement of governance in organizations, the challenges of globalization, and global development. She founded the Global Economic Governance Program at Oxford and co-founded the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowships.

Woods holds significant roles on several boards and organizations, including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation, the Institut National du Service Public, and Rio Tinto. Additionally, she is part of the Governing Council of the Alfred Landecker Foundation and advisory boards for the Center for Global Development and the School of Management and Public Policy at Tsinghua University. She advises the Australian Government Task Force and co-chairs the Global Council on Complex Risks at the World Economic Forum.

Previously, she was part of the International Advisory Panel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Independent High-Level Panel of the G20. She has extensively published about international institutions, globalization, and governance.

Woods was educated at the University of Auckland, completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and later taught at Harvard. She was appointed CBE for her services to Higher Education and Public Policy and is a member of prestigious science academies.


  • Dean – Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (2010 – present)
  • Director, Global Economic Governance Program – University College, Oxford (2003 – present)
  • Professor of Global Economic Governance – University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government (2010 – present)


  • Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford
  • Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Oxford
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honors from the University of Auckland
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Auckland


Paula Daza

Paula Daza is a distinguished healthcare professional with a solid career. For over 25 years, she worked at Clínica Dávila, a big private hospital in Santiago, holding clinical and managerial roles, including the direction of teaching and development. For a decade, she taught classes at various national universities.

From March 2018 to late November 2021, she served as the Undersecretary of Health in Chile, leading the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, she advised President Piñera on health matters until March 2022.

Currently, Paula Daza serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Public Policies and Innovation in Health at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Her focus has been on the management of public policies and innovation in the field of health.

Óscar Landerretche

Óscar Landerretche is a renowned Chilean economist, professor, and writer, specializing in philosophy and political economy, public policies, macroeconomics, labor economics, and public management. Currently, he holds the position of full professor in the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Chile.

Throughout his career at the University of Chile, he has held various leadership roles, including the creation and direction of the Master’s in Public Policies (MPP), the direction of the Master’s in Economic Analysis (MAE), and the leadership of the Undergraduate School at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Chile.

His expertise extends to the public sector, where he served as the chairman of the board of Codelco, Chilean National Copper Company, from 2014 to 2018. In addition to his academic work, Óscar Landerretche has contributed to economic knowledge through the publication of numerous books covering topics in economics, philosophy, politics, and civic education for children.

Verónica Figueroa Huencho

Verónica Figueroa Huencho is a full professor at the Faculty of Government at the University of Chile. She earned her Ph.D. in Management Sciences from ESADE-Universidad Ramón Llull and completed her postdoctoral studies at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. She distinguished herself as the Coordinator of the United Nations Global Compact in Barcelona and as the Director of the School of Government and Public Management at the University of Chile. From March 2022 to March 2023, she served as the Undersecretary of Higher Education under the government of Gabriel Boric.

She has served as the Vice President of the University Senate, being the first woman and the first Mapuche person to assume that responsibility at the University of Chile. She is an active researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, dedicated to the representation and advancement of indigenous peoples in academia. Her research focuses on governance and indigenous public policies, and she has led initiatives against harassment and sexual violence. She participated in the Harvard DRCLAS Luksic Visiting Scholars Program in 2020.

Sebastián Soto

Sebastián Soto is a Chilean lawyer and academic, who holds a Master in Law from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Chile. Currently, he is a professor at the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

He served as the Vice President of the Expert Commission during the constitutional process in 2023. He has been a visiting researcher at institutions such as Georgetown and Harvard, and he participated in the Harvard DRCLAS Luksic Visiting Scholars Program in 2015.

Moderadora: Soledad Onetto González

Soledad began her career as a host on the ceased to exist Channel Rock & Pop, later moving to Full Canal and then to MEGA, where she stood out in programs such as “Cara y Sello”. At Canal13, she led a technology program and hosted the morning news program Teletrece AM. She also hosted the Viña del Mar Festival in 2009 and 2010.

Since 2012, she has been the host of Meganoticias on MEGA, the prime news program.

Additionally, she is a radio host on Radio Infinita, participating in interviews on current affairs, entrepreneurship, energy, and more.

Outside of the media, she has been a moderator and speaker at business and government events, addressing topics in mining, technology, retail, banking, energy, and health. Her experience and credibility have made her a prominent voice in various industries. Soledad continues to lead innovative projects in the ever-changing world of the media.


January 9, 2024

  • 6:00 PM Registration
  • 6:30 PM Conference Start
  • 6:35 PM Welcome Remarks
  • 6:45 PM Keynote Speaker: Ngaire Woods
  • 7:00 PM Discussion Panel
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Remarks and Cocktail

Searching for common ground

Tuesday January 9, 6:30 p.m. Chile.
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