The writer and journalist Renato Cisneros visited Universidad del Pacífico to give a lecture on «Literatura y familia: un testimonio personal» («Literature and family: a personal testimony») a talk where the author explains the creative procedure of his novels «La Distancia que nos Separa» («The Distance that Separates Us») and «Dejarás la Tierra» («You will leave the Earth»): the bibliographical research, the literary debts, the narrative decisions, the before and after of each publication.
The conference provides reflections on a variety of topics linked to each other: the literary vocation, the boundary between fiction and reality, the scope of the self-referential genre, personal privacy as a field that can be turned into work material, the political need (or not) of a "memory literature."
Elsa Del Castillo, rector of Universidad del Pacífico, is one of Peru’s top 20 leaders in terms of reputation and the first placed in the education sector, according to the 2010 Merco Ranking.
“We need another way to create companies. We must change business from the roots up and make sure companies include more women” said François Vallaeys, Head of Ethics at the Center for Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility of the Universidad del Pacífico (CLERS), during the opening of "Inspire to innovate,” a special edition of UP Talks. On this occasion, the event was centered on experiences of female empowerment.