Nobel Peace Prize and former president of Mexico will discuss sustainability

On the occasion of the commemorative activities of the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the University of America, the Nobel Peace Prize (1992) Rigoberta Mechu Tum and the former Mexican president Felipe Calderon will participate on October 27 in Bogotá in the forum “Dialogue on sustainable development to 2050”, moderated by senator Humberto of Lombana Street and the director of the institution, Mario Posada Garcia-Peña.

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The dialogue, which will take place at the university’s Ecocampus from 10:00 am on that day, will revolve around relevant topics on social inclusion, education with a technological vocation, cultural diversity, urban challenges and the training in engineering for sustainability. Those interested can register through the following link.

Similarly, the guests will discuss the energy transition, the role of women in society within the framework of a continental and global vocation, among others.

The organizers of the space have decided to present the conversation between Menchú and Calderón with a projection to the middle of the century, in order to better analyze the impact of current regional policies in the short and medium term.

The University of America was founded in 1956 by the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord (2000) Jaime Posada (RIP) as a school of architecture and economics, which later became a multidisciplinary higher education institution.

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It is currently a recognized center of education, with a rich offer of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in disciplines such as technology, architecture and economic sciences and the humanities.


Menchú is a Guatemalan indigenous leader and activist, member of the Maya Quiché group, human rights defender, UNESCO goodwill ambassador and the first and youngest indigenous winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998.

He has stood out for his leadership at the forefront of social struggles at the national and international levels. The Nobel Prize was awarded to him in recognition of his struggle for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous people.

Calderón, for his part, was President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. During his presidency, he prioritized the rule of law and public security; a competitive and job-creating economy; equal opportunities; sustainable development; an effective democracy; and an active foreign policy.

Among other achievements, his government promoted structural reforms to modernize the Mexican economy in areas such as public pensions, taxes, the energy sector, and universal health care.

On his side, De La Calle Lombana is a Colombian lawyer, politician, teacher, diplomat, writer; with experience in politics and public affairs, constitutional and administrative law. Despite having been a key player in the Colombian Liberal Party in the past, he is currently independent. He is an elected senator for the period 2022-2026.

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Nobel Peace Prize and former president of Mexico will discuss sustainability