Verónika Mendoza is the leader of the Peruvian Leftist organization New Peru Movement, and a former candidate to the presidency of her country in the recent 2016 elections, where she finished third with 20% of the national vote.
A psychologist by training, Mendoza was a member of Peru's Congress, representing the Cusco region from July 2011 until July 2016. During her tenure in Congress, Mendoza was a champion of progressive causes, such as the protection of the environment, the defense of women’s rights, and advocacy for LGBT rights. She has consistently worked against corruption and for a fair redistribution of resources between the capital of Peru, Lima, and the provinces.
Moderated by Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
LIVE STREAMING will be available on the DRCLAS Facebook Page.
The event will be conducted in Spanish.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Peruvian Association of Students