Javier Contreras Arreaga

Professor, School of Government and Public Transformation, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Javier is Professor at the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico´s largest private university, where he has also been the Law program director for Guadalajara Campus since 2022. From 2021 to 2023, he worked as external consultant for the International Organization for Migrations of the United Nations (IOM) in different projects related to the protection of migrant children, local governments policies for the integration of migrants, and the combat to migrant smuggling’s practices. Prior to that, he held senior positions in the Government of Mexico, including being the Executive secretary of the National Department for prevention and eradication of violence against women and the General Director of the Jalisco’s State Office for Migrants. Mr. Contreras is part of the Citizen Council of the National’s Migration. He has also been a consultant for international organizations like UNODC, UNFPA, UN Women and the ILO. He has a Master degree of Public Law at the Panamerican University. Recently he participated as the author of the National Strategy to Prevent and Combat Migrants’ Smuggling for the Department of State in México.