Pablo da Silveira
Pablo da Silveira in 2020.
Minister of Education and Culture of Uruguay
Assumed office
1 March 2020
PresidentLuis Alberto Lacalle Pou
Preceded byMaría Julia Muñoz
Personal details
Born (1962-09-21) 21 September 1962 (age 61)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyNational Party
Alma materUniversité catholique de Louvain

Pablo da Silveira García (born 21 September 1962 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan writer, lecturer, philosopher, and politician of the National Party (PN), serving as Minister of Education and Culture of Uruguay, since March 1, 2020.[1]



Graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain, he has a PhD in Philosophy. In addition, he served as a researcher at the same university.[2]


He served as a lecturer of Political Philosophy and Director of the Government of Education Program at the Catholic University of Uruguay and in some in America and Europe.[3] He is the co-founder of the Liceo Impulso, along with Ernesto Talvi. At the Catholic University, he teaches Political Philosophy and directs the Government of Education Program.

Author of La Segunda Reforma, a publication in which he opposes Germán Rama's proposal from the right, as it is based on public education, and in which he suggests the transfer of public resources to private education. This is the vision that Da Silveira holds so far and the one that has given it the greatest public significance.

Political career

During the 2019 election campaign, Da Silveira served as advisor to candidate Luis Lacalle Pou on education policies.[4] On December 16, 2019, after the victory of Lacalle Pou, he was announced as Minister of Education and Culture, a position he assumed on March 1, 2020.[5] His Deputy Minister is Ana Ribeiro.[6]


  1. ^ "Nuevos secretarios de Estado firmaron Libro de Actas ante el flamante presidente, Luis Lacalle Pou - Presidencia de la República". Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  2. ^ "Biography of Pablo Da Silveira".
  3. ^ "Pablo da Silveira". Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. ^ "Pablo da Silveira – Luis Lacalle Pou". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  5. ^ "Da Silveira y Robert Silva criticaron el estado de la educación, tras resultados de PISA". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  6. ^ Observador, El. "Lacalle Pou anuncia su gabinete: "No va a ser un gobierno de excusas"". El Observador. Retrieved 2020-06-13.