Prof Margarita Velázquez

Prof Margarita Velazquez, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Director of the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) of National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.

Margarita Velázquez studied social psychology at the National Metropolitan University (UAM-X) and holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London. She is professor and researcher at the National University in Mexico and at present Director of Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) of the National University of Mexico. She has held government positions on gender and social development at the National Institute for Women and has been director of the national supervisory body on human rights for women and men of the National Commission on Human Rights. She has also been a consultant for various governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

‪‬‬ Professor Velázquez is currently carrying on research on gender, climate change and energy as well as in new directions in gender perspectives. She is coordinator of the Academic Network on Gender, Society an Environment funded by the Nacional Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT).