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19 January 2022Bilbao Campus

The academic and Mapuche activist Elisa Loncón, winner of the René Cassin Human Rights Award 2021, visits Deusto

The former president of Chile’s Constitutional Convention and winner of the Rene Cassin 2021 prize, Elisa Loncón, has visited the Bilbao campus of the University of Deusto and met with members of the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute. 

Loncón is a Mapuche academic, linguist, activist and politician who in December was recognised as one of the world’s 25 most influential women by the Financial Times. Both her personal and professional career have revolved around the defence and commitment to human rights, which earned her the Rene Cassin prize awarded by the Basque Government in December.

On the occasion of her visit to the Basque Country to collect this award, Elisa Loncón visited the Institute to learn about its work. She had a meeting with its director, Gorka Urrutia, and three researchers at the Institute whose lines of research converge with Loncón's work: Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez, Vice-Rector for University Strategy, Felipe Gómez, Vice-Dean for International Relations at Deusto Law School, and Asier Martínez de Bringas, Director of the Expert Diploma in Indigenous Peoples, which is taught at the Institute.



19/01/2022 - La académica y activista mapuche Elisa Loncón, premio René Cassin de Derechos Humanos 2021, visita Deusto