Webinar with former Peruvian president Francisco Sagasti

In this webinar, YSI and Carlota Pérez invite Francisco Sagasti to discuss his experience as President of Peru, while coming from an academic background. In the first half, Dr. Sagasti will talk about “Knowledge, politics and policy: an outsider’s view from the inside”. In the second half, the floor will be open for the audience to interact with the speaker and derive lessons about the challenges and satisfactions in policymaking.

Former President of Peru (2020-2021), Dr Sagasti is a fellow at the Wilson Center for International Scholars, senior affiliated researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) and professor at the Graduate School of the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. He has been a member of the Congress of the Republic, president of the STI Commission, chairman of the Board of the Science and Technology Program at the Prime Minister’s Office in Peru. He was the founder and executive director of two policy-oriented think-tanks (GRADE and FORO Nacional Internacional); has been consultant to numerous private, public and international civil society organizations including working as an advisor for the World Economic Forum and for economic development at the International Development Research Centre, has been Head of Strategic Planning at the World Bank and President of the Advisory Council on Science and Technology for Development at the United Nations and has published more than 25 books and 250 academic articles.

We are very happy to have Francisco Sagasti as our first guest in this season which will monthly bring together young scholars and highly qualified speakers to discuss the experience of working in the public sector, putting in practice STID policy in Latin America/Caribbean.