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Launch - Alejandro Toledo's The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 22, 2015
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AS/COA will host a discussion with former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo, author of The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America

In The Shared Society, Toledo examines the Latin American reality at a crucial moment in history. In recent decades, Latin America has experienced dramatic economic growth and development. But is this growth sustainable? Have the poorest members of society been fully integrated into democratic processes across the region? The former president puts forth a proposal to minimize inequality, preserve the ecosystem, and strengthen democracy in Latin America.

Toledo served as president of Peru from 2001 to 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University where he has also been a distinguished visiting lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. In recent years, he has written about policy-oriented academic issues related to economic growth, social inclusion, and democracy.

Registration fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants. Prior registration is required.

Copies of the book will be available for sale. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Event Information: Cara Caponi | ccaponi@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8368
COA Corporate Membership: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015