- Open Government
- Public Safety
- Citizen Participation in Public Policy
Rafael is a full professor and researcher at the Autonomous University at Juarez City in Mexico, where he focuses on open government, citizen participation in public policy, public safety as a smart model and innovation in the public sector. He is currently leading a research team on a three-year project, funded by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico, to identify the critical organizational dimensions of open government for Mexico's federal government, with the goal of making suggestions to improve and enhance citizen involvement.
Rafael has received much international recognition, including awards from the Global Open Government Partnership (OGP-Asia), the International Development Research Center of Canada, and the Transparency Information Institute at Sonora State in Mexico.
- PhD in Public Policy, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico