In 1943, President Roosevelt spoke at Monterrey, Mexico noting Mexico’s contributions of military support and farm laborers to the war effort. “Our two countries,” he stated, “owe their independence to the fact that your ancestors and mine held the same truths to be worth fighting for and dying for… No less important than the military cooperation and the production of supplies needed for the maintenance of our respective economies has been the exchange of those ideas and of those moral values which give life and significance to the tremendous effort of the free peoples of the world.” Read more about 8th Annual FDR Memorial Lecture: Formulating a New Good Neighbor Policy
Veronika Mendoza is a Peruvian psychologist, educator, and politician. She was a member of Peru's Congress representing the Cusco region from July 2011 until July 2016. She was the Broad Front candidate for the 2016 Peruvian presidential election.
Moderated by Steven Levitsky, Professor , Department of Government, Harvard University.
Event co-sponsored by the Harvard Peruvian Association of Students
Over the last decade Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this Conference we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the Seminar on Violence and Peace of El Colegio de Mexico. This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the above mentioned seminar to build a network of scholars from El Colegio and Harvard interested in these issues.
Speakers: Joao Pinho de Mello, Lemann Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs, Filipe R. Campante is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Emily Owens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine Read more about Security and Development Seminar: Inequality, Crime, and Development in Latin America