Poverty and the Future of Democracy in Latin America

 President Alejandro Toledo

Date:             Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Time:             3:00PM -4:00PM                  
Location:    Troy Moore Library
                 939 General Classroom Building
                 Corner of Peachtree Center and Decatur Avenues                  Georgia State University


Event Notes

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) speaks on his experience leading Peru after the fall of Fujimori. 

Toledo rose from a humble indigenous campesino background to earn a PhD at Stanford University, become a business school professor in Peru, consult with the UN and World Bank, and enter politics in Peru.  He protested Fujimori’s third term, and won the presidency in 2001.  He achieved economic growth and low inflation, but stubborn poverty and unemployment led to popular discontent.

Additional Event Notes

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department.

For more information contact Dr. Jennifer McCoy at 404.651.4847 or POLJLM@langate.gsu.edu