PODCAST-Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo: "Global Financial Crisis and the Fight Against Poverty"
Former President of Peru, founder and President, Global Center for Development and Democracy, and Distinguished University Fellow, Stanford University speaks on Global Financial Crisis and the Fight Against Poverty.
Published: Thursday, June 04, 2009
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.