Past Event

The (Im)possible Reform - Martín Benavides - Book Presentation

November 17, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Latinx and Latin American Faculty Working Group at Teachers College and the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, invite you to attend The (Im)possible Reform - Book Presentation and Discussion with Peru's Former Minister of Education Martín Benavides.

“When I was Minister of Education, I told my colleagues that I would remain in silence for at least five months after leaving my position. Out of respect for my successor, since I believed that we were somewhat responsible for what we leave behind. I kept my vow, and these have not been months when I did not want to defend the administration from unfair, imprecise, or false statements. But I remained in silence. Instead, I wrote this book to tell my story as a public servant: first, as superintendent at SUNEDU and then, as a state Minister. This is not an academic book, but a narrative, documented by interviews of the time, public documents, and facts reconstructed along with some colleagues.” --Martín Benavides

Discussant: Regina Cortina, Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University


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