Salomón Lerner Febres, born in Lima Perú in 1944, received a PhD in Philosophy from Université Catholique de Louvain. Dr. Lerner Febres was Rector of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) from 1994 until 1999 and from 1999 until 2004 when he became Rector Emeritus. He is currently President of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at PUCP. Previously he served as Vice Rector (1989-1994). He was the Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Perú from 2001 to 2003. In the period 1999-2004, Dr. Lerner Febres was President of the Union of Latin American Universities (UDUAL).
He has received several awards for his long and impressive academic background and his work with human rights, the Peruvian government, Poland, German, French and Chilean among others. He has participated in various lectures and conferences in Perú and abroad on violence and peacemaking in addition to serving as a speaker and panelist at numerous seminars and panel discussion on the experiences and findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.
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