After the resignation of Manuel Merino and the election of a new Board of Directors of Congress, Francisco Sagasti assumed the presidency of the Republic. The former congressman took the reins of the country in a transitional government that will last until July 28, 2021.
Sagasti has a vast academic and professional career: he studied Industrial Engineering at UNI, has a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate from the Wharton School of Business. Throughout his life, however, he has done a bit of everything: he has been a researcher, teacher, author, congressman and even music composer.
One of his main areas of interest is science and technology. In fact, he has a series of publications on the subject: Knowledge and Development: Essays on Science and Technology (1988), An uncertain search. Science, technology and development (1996) and A persistent challenge. Science, technology and innovation policies in Peru in the XXI century (2017).
He has also published books related to topics such as government, democracy and society. More details in the gallery of the note. //