Global Financial Crisis and the Fight Against Poverty
His Excellency Alejandro Toledo, former Pres. of Peru
Published: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute and the Burkle Center, this lecture is part of the Burkle Forum series to serve the UCLA community by presenting lectures, moderated discussions, panels, and other events featuring internationally renowned scholars, practitioners, and leaders who share their views on the most important international relations issues confronting the U.S. and the world today.
Brief Bio: Dr. Alejandro Toledo was democratically elected President of Peru in 2001 and served through 2006. The fight against poverty through health and educational investment was the central aim of Toledo’s presidency. Before becoming President, Dr. Toledo worked for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., and the United Nations in New York. He has lectured in more than 40 countries on issues of poverty, economic growth, and democracy and received 46 honorary doctoral degrees from prestigious universities around the world.