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Centro de Estudios Publicos, Santiago

Centro de Estudios Publicos (Center for Public Studies) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit academic foundation, founded in 1980. The Center is a forum to discuss the issues and problems that affect the Chilean population. CEP plays a leading role in fostering a national debate on issues ranging from developments in the social sciences to concepts and values that support a free social order.

CEP does not focus on specific activities. Rather, special projects are conducted every year, depending on the changing needs of the Chilean population. These include debates, workshops, and lectures, which are attended by academics, university students, businessmen, government authorities, politicians, and the general public. The Center also develops long-term projects. The most significant of these is the public opinion program.

The Center publishes a number of journals, which enjoy a readership of 3,000 across the country and abroad. The quarterly journal, Estudios Publicos, is one of the leading journals of its kind in South America. It publishes essays, studies, and commentaries by academics and specialists in diverse fields, from literature and philosophy to economics and sociology.

CEP is financed by the sale of publications, membership dues, and contributions from private firms and foreign academic foundations.

Contact Person: Ricardo Gonzalez 


Centro de Estudios Publicos Monsenor Sotero Sanz 162

Tel: +56 2 328 2400 - Fax: +56 2 328 2440