DR. LOURDES ARIZPE
Dr Lourdes Arizpe was appointed Secretary General and member of the United Nations Commission on Culture and Development at the same time that she was managing cultural projects in many countries of the world as UNESCO's Assistant Director General for Culture. As a consultant for UNESCO, she participated to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as to the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Elected President of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), she was Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNRISD: United Nations Centre for Social Development Studies in Geneva. She also served on the Governing Board of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Dr. Arizpe holds a PhD in social anthropology from the London School of Economics, and was Director of the Institute of Anthropological Research. She also was researcher at the Regional Centre for Multi-disciplinary Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as Secretary of the Mexican Academy of Science. She also directed the National Museum of Popular Cultures of Mexico. She has received awards and distinctions from Mexican, European and Asian universities. Among her most recent publications: “Cultura, Transacciones Internacionales y el Antropoceno” (CRIM-UNAM, M. A. Porrúa, 2019) - also published in English by Springer-MacMillan, “Renovación y futuro del patrimonio cultural inmaterial en México” (CRIM-UNAM, 2017) and “Lourdes Arizpe: a Pioneer in Mexican Anthropology” (Springer Verlag, 2014).
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