Zaragoza, Federico, Mayor, Dr.

Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, (Spain) Federico Mayor Zaragoza is a Spanish politician, scholar and social change activist who served as the Director-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) from 1987 to 1999. Originally a Professor of Biochemistry trained in pharmacology, Mayor entered the world of politics starting as the Spanish Undersecretary of Education and Science in 1974. He became Minister of Education and Science in 1981 and was elected to the European Parliament in 1987. Also in 1987, he was elected Director-General of UNESCO, serving two six-year terms. Under his leadership, UNESCO developed a Culture of Peace Programme that outlined a plan of action addressing education for peace, human rights, and democracy; ending poverty; cultural diversity; and conflict prevention and resolution. In 1999 Federico Mayor returned to Spain and started the Foundation for a Culture of Peace (Fundación Cultura de Paz). He also started Ubuntu, a forum of civil society networks around the world which had its first meeting in Barcelona in 2002.


Tomorrow Is Always Too Late, Stamford Publishing, 1992.
Memory of the Future, UNESCO Publishing, 1995
La Paix Demain?, UNESCO Publishing, 1995.
Science and Power, UNESCO Publishing, 1995
The New Page, UNESCO Publishing, 1995.
UNESCO: Un Idéal en Action, UNESCO Publishing, 1996.
The World Ahead: Our Future in the Making, Zed Books,2000.
Los Nudos Gordianos, Galaxia Gutenberg,1999.
La Palabra y la Espada, AEFLA, 2002
La Fuerza de la Palabra, Adhara, 2005
Un Dialogo Iberico en el marco europeo y mundial (with Mário Soares), Galxia Gutenberg, 2006.
Enfermedades Metabólicas (ed.) (2006)
Tiempo de Acción, 2008
Tiempo de Accion, Universidad de Granada, Editorial Anfora Nova, 2008
The Crime of Silence, 2011
Reinventing Globalization After the Crash
Economics and Management in Dialogue: Reinventing Management