Jaime Llambías-Wolff is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, YORK University (Canada) since 1991. His academic life has focused on two areas: Sociology and Law. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Chile, at age 22. Following his Law degree, he pursued to study Sociology at the Catholic University of Chile and University of Chile where he completed his B.A. in Sociology. Jaime achieved his Master’s (Sociology) at McGill University (Canada) and later, a Ph.D. (Sociology) at the University of Montreal (Canada). Subsequently, he additionally completed a Ph.D. in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada), ranked yearly within the best three Law schools in Canada.
Between 1995 and 2005, Professor Llambías-Wolff has been an Invited Professor in Chile, namely at the Business School of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, at the International MBA of the Universidad de Santiago (Chile) and at the Chilean Diplomatic Academy. In Canada, he has taught at the University of Quebec in Montreal, the Moncton University and Laval University. Jaime has also been a Program Coordinator at the Department of Social Sciences and an elected YORK University Senator for two periods.
His non-academic involvements have been mainly in the areas of international development and inter ethnic and racial relations. Over the years, he has been General Director of the Quebec Council for International Development, full time consultant in Human Resources for the Government of Quebec, research coordinator for Health Canada and an occasional international consultant for the Canadian International Development Agency. In terms of his voluntary commitment, Jaime was Vice-president of the Council for International Relations in Montreal, member of the Consultative Committee for Ethnical Relations at the Montreal Urban Community, and a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.
Professor Llambías-Wolff has published extensively, books and scholarly articles in the areas of Political Economy, Law, Development, Health Studies, Latin American Studies and Multicultural Issues. He has travelled frequently on professional missions and international conferences to Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Finally, Jaime was also a radio panellist; he is still today a regular columnist for newspapers and, for several years, has conducted a weekly television show whose invited guests were renowned scientists, politicians, philosophers, researchers. As equilibrium to his intellectual life, he enjoys sports and has been a competitive sports participant. Additionally, he has ventured and explored the Graphic Arts (abstract painting), and Tango. Over the past ten years, his graphic works have been presented in fourteen collective and solo shows in Chile and in France. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.