Peru’s Presidential Election: A Path Out of Crisis, or More of the Same?


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

This event is part of a virtual series. It will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To view the recording, click here

Speakers: Marisa Glave, Peruvian Sociologist and Politician, Member of Congress (2016-2019); Maria Antonieta Alva, Peruvian Former Minister of Economy and Finance (2019-2020); Salvador del Solar, Peru's Former Prime Minister (2019) and Former Minister of Culture (2016-2017); Alberto Vergara, Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Government, Harvard University

Plagued by corruption scandals and a series of constitutional crises, Peruvian democracy limped toward the April 2021 presidential election. The country has had five presidents since 2016. Four Peruvian analysts from diverse political backgrounds, including two former high level cabinet ministers, evaluate the 2021 election and debate what it will take to get Peruvian democracy on a better path.

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Harvard Association of Peruvian Students