Felipe Agüero works in the foundation's Santiago, Chile, office, focusing on human rights issues. His grant making has reflected a comprehensive view of human rights—encompassing political, economic, social, and cultural rights—with an emphasis on overcoming systematic discrimination against historically underserved groups and strengthening government institutions to protect rights.
Before joining the foundation in 2007, Felipe held several academic posts. He was an associate professor at the School of International Studies at the University of Miami, an assistant professor at the Ohio State University, and a research associate at the Latin American Social Science Faculty in Santiago. He was also a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
Felipe's expertise spans issues related to both human rights and philanthropy, among them security, democracy, and dictatorship; historical memory; civilian-military relations; and corporate social responsibility. He is the author of numerous publications on these subjects and has served on the editorial boards of several international journals. He holds a PhD in political science from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the Catholic University of Chile.