Join us on Today, February 28th at Kaufman Auditorium from 4:45PM – 6:00PM for a lecture presented by Antanas Mockus on Civic Culture and Social Transformation.
Antanas Mockus was elected Mayor of Bogotá in 1995 and again in 2001. His strategies focus on civic restructuring to transform citizen behavior through a culture of mutual respect. He has positioned himself as one of the world’s most renowned leaders due to his unconventional, highly effective policies that not only improved the citizens’ perception of the city but also significantly reduced the level of violent crime. In 2010, Dr. Mockus ran for Colombia’s presidency, reaching the secondary round of elections in a tight run against Colombia’s current president, Juan Manuel Santos.
Dr. Mockus studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Dijon, France and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he later served as president. He holds two honoris causa PhD’s, from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the University of Paris XIII. He has been a professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as a guest researcher at Oxford University. He currently directs Corpovisionarios, an independent, not for profit agency that investigates innovative ways for shift collective behaviors.
After Mr. Mockus lecture, join us from 6:30-9:00PM at the Big Red Barn as we co-host our first annual Latino Graduate Student Mixer! Many organizations will be in attendance, and this event is open to all members of the Cornell community!