CDDRL to Host Colombian President Gustavo Petro
On April 18, President Petro will discuss the critical issues of environmental and social justice from the perspective of Latin America.
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is honored to host the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro Urrego, for an in-person event at Stanford University's CEMEX Auditorium on Tuesday, April 18.
President Petro, an economist, public administrator, and specialist in environmental and population development, was elected to office in 2022. He has previously served as mayor of Bogotá and Senator of the Republic of Colombia.
The world today is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental dynamics. As the global community continues to navigate these changes and challenges, political leaders seek to articulate fresh visions on how countries may steer a clear course. President Petro will provide a perspective from Latin America on the critical issues of environmental and social justice.
Following the president’s remarks, he will join Professor Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at FSI and director of the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, for a discussion on the challenges of climate change, economic growth, and social inclusion that have historically bedeviled development in Latin America.
For more information or to register to attend, click here.
The event will also be livestreamed here.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford in Government, and the Stanford Society for Latin American Politics.