Guillermo Rivera, former Minister of the Interior, will talk about Economics, Business, and Human Rights

Date: 16 of november of 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Place: I 604

Guillermo Rivera, former Minister of the Interior and leader of the defense of Human Rights, will offer a conference on the role of the business sector in this matter.

On November 16, 2018, the Externado School of Economics will introduce the Institute of Economics, Business, and Human Rights, an initiative to create training and academic workspaces on the protection of human rights, within business activities in Colombia.

“Colombia faces the great challenge of development in a peace-building context, and all social actors are essential to achieve positive changes. “The country’s sustainable development must go hand in hand with the respect for Human Rights,” stated the former Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Rivera, who will offer a lecture on this subject.

The speaker will also address Human Rights as a competitive advantage, a State incentive for conscientious businesses, and Corporate Social Responsibility regarding Human Rights.

Jorge Iván González, Externado School of Economics Professor and Researcher, will join the former minister in the discussion.

Guillermo Rivera is an Externado de Colombia Law graduate, with a Specialization in Administrative Law, and a Master’s in Political Science, Economics, and International Relations. During the Juan Manuel Santos Administration, he headed initiatives processes, such as the Victims’ Law, from his post as Minister of the Interior, and, previously, as Presidential Advisor for Human Rights.