Peruvian student to participate in President Biden’s Summit for Democracy

Marcia León, Political Science student at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, will participate on December 10 representing Peru in the first “Summit for Democracy”, to be held virtually in its first edition.

Marcia is passionate about issues related to civic participation and protecting the environment. She currently participates in the association “Governance and Democracy” of her university, through which she conducts research and organizes workshops related to public policies, democracy, social conflict and human rights. Marcia was also a volunteer at the Peruvian Laboratory of Public Policy, one of the oldest youth organizations in Peru dedicated to the modernization of the country, promoting citizen participation in the democratic process through research and dissemination of information on candidates for Congress. She is currently a research intern at the graduate school of the National Police of Peru, where she focuses on increasing female representation in the police community.

The Democracy Summit is an initiative by President Biden to reinforce his commitment to placing democracy and human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy.

In its first edition, the Summit will take place virtually from December 9 to 10 and will bring together 110 participants representing diverse experiences of democratic government around the world, as well as leaders from civil society and the private sector.

The events are open to the public and information to access them can be found on the Summit website: https://www.state.gov/schedule-the-summit-for-democracy/