Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daniel Chavez Moran: International Solutions

Daniel Chavez Moran founded the non-profit Vidanta Foundation to generate and spread awareness of the factors determining the gap in political, economic and social development that holds Latin America back from achieving the standards of economic growth and welfare that characterizes developed countries.

Under the leadership of its president Dr. Roberto Russell and an international advisory committee, the Vidanta Foundation continues Chavez Moran’s vision of actively influencing public policies that strengthen democracy and promote economic and social development in Latin America. Positive international relations and integration of the region in the global economy are integral to that vision as highlighted by the Foundation’s recent endeavors:  

·         The Vidanta Foundation assisted in funding the workshop, "Scholars, Practitioners, and Inter-American Relations," directed by Prof. Abraham Lowenthal of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. The project was also sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Office of Globalization, and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of the University of Southern California, as well as the United Nations Program for Development and the International Development Research Centre of Canada.

·         The Vidanta Foundation, along with Inter-American Dialogue, provided financing for the "La Construcción de la Gobernabilidad Democrática" project, coordinated by Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, and by Jorge Dominguez from Harvard University. Their results were presented at an international seminar in Washington, D.C.

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