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Federico Mayor

Mayor, Federico

Mayor, Federico

Founder and Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace; Former Director General of UNESCO

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Founder and Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace; Former Director General of UNESCO

Prof. Federico Mayor is professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rector of the University of Granada (1968-1972), Minister of Education and Science of Spain (1981-1982), Deputy Director General of UNESCO (1978-1981) and Director General of this Organization (1987-1999). President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace (2000/ ), which main activities focus on education for peace, human rights and democracy, struggle against poverty and exclusion, defence of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, and conflict prevention.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

A New Beginning*
 Get Full Text in PDF “I pretended not to know. / And now / my conscience / is without rest / night and day”. Abstract In the last few years, there has been an enormous decline on all fronts and in all areas. The world, Europe and Spain undoubtedly suffer its effects. Our political leaders have surrendered to the rules of the markets and obediently subjected our society to “austericide”, with profound negative social effects. The present economic guidelines don’t work and there is no end...
Seeking Alternatives in a Global Crisis   ( Global Governance & Democracy )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Replacing the United Nations system and large international institutions with plutocratic groups (G-7, G-8, G-20) and universal principles with the laws of the market has led to multiple crises that require immediate reaction to prevent them from becoming irreversible. Neoliberalism has placed military, energy, economic and media power in the hands of a very few (the “great domain”). The markets – for the most part undeservedly “rescued” – are now harassing...