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.
Moderated by Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
A video of the talk can be found here.
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.
The event will be conducted in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Peruvian Association of Students