Freddy Castillo Castellano
Freddy Castillo Castellano is a Venezuelan educator, lawyer, and writer. He was the Founder and Rector of Universidad Nacional Experimental del Yaracuy (UNEY 1999–2011) and is a member of the Directorio de Evaluadores de Investigación at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru. Castillo Castellano is a researcher in the area of cultural rights. He represented Venezuela in the expert group meetings at UNESCO for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in 2004 and 2005. He is founder of Casa de las Letras “Antonio Arráiz,” a center for literary research and dissemination.
Castillo Castellano teaches the courses Cultural Language and Tradition, Practical Philosophy, and Understanding of Venezuela at Universidad Nacional Experimental del Yaracuy and is a researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Gastronómicas de la UNEY in food culture studies.
Some of his publications include: La ciencia de la caballería andante (UNEY, 2003), an essay which served as a theoretical support for UNEY’s start up; Incisiones (ULA, 1984); Sucre: el más sereno de los heroísmos (Ars Publicidad, 1985); and La gastronomía como patrimonio inmaterial (Uney, 2006).
He was a member of the Inter-American Juridical committee, a consulting body to the OAS.
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