Alejandro Gaviria was head of the Ministry of Health and Social Security for six years during the government of Juan Manuel Santos. He directed the Centre for the Objectives of Sustainable Development for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODS), an aliance of universities from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, and in August 2019 he became the director of the University of the Andes (Colombia).
Sergio Ramírez es the winner of the 2017 Cervantes Award and part of the generation of Latin American authors that rose after the Boom, and after a long exile in Costa Rica and Germany, he abandoned his literary career for a time in order to join the Sandinista Revolution which overthrew the dictatorship of the last Somoza, and he was (later) Vice-president of Nicaragua. His most recent book is Ya nadie llora por mí.
They will both talk about the rise of populism in Europe and Latin America and its possible impact on democracy in these regions. In conversation with the journalist Andrea Bernal.
The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue