The Chilean astronomer, María Teresa Ruiz, recently given the L’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, is the author of the extraordinary Hijos de las estrellas. Un maravilloso recorrido sobre los orígenes del universo y del ser humano, which tells about the origins of the universe, where we are now, and how heavenly bodies are studied and explored. In conversation with the physicist Gerardo Herrera Corral.
José Woldenberg, a political scientist and expert on the Mexican political system, presents Cartas a una joven desencantada de la democracia, a book that, in epistolary form, tackles the challenges, problems and complexities of Mexican democracy. A vital, critical book given the current political situation in which millions of young people, particularly young people, do not feel represented by their political system and in which it is necessary to question and analyse citizens’ participatory systems and institutions. In conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux.
Jody Williams (United States) defines herself as a Vermont girl whose conscience and desire to contribute to the common good led to a life of activism and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the elimination of anti-personnel mines. She is currently a professor at the University of Houston and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Particularly interested in women’s rights and peaceful activism, Williams will talk to Diego Rabasa.