Founded by philanthropist Daniel Chavez Moran, the Vidanta Foundation is a non-profit institution whose primary aim is the promotion of social sciences and culture to the benefit of all with a special interest in academia and policy-making. One of the organization’s primary objectives is to promote the field of Latin American studies, and the analysis of Latin American international relations and the strategies for a positive integration of the region in the global world of the XXI Century.
A recent project of the Foundation, the Bicentennial Project, was designed “to provide a critical evaluation of the trajectory followed by Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico over the last hundred years. Its aim is was to identify common aspects as well as the differences that have characterized the historical evolution of these countries from 1910 to 2010.”
The research focused on five key areas: politics, economy, society, international relations, and political thought and culture. The Vidanta Foundation funded over forty studies in association with renowned international universities and academic institutions including:
- Argentina: Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
- Chile: Fundación Democracia and Desarrollo
- Colombia: Universidad Externado
- México: Centro de Investigación and Docencia Económicas
The seven books published as part of the project were presented at “The Bicentennial: Lessons and Opportunities, 1910-2010" international seminar in Mexico City.
Read more about Daniel Chavez Moran and the Bicentennial Project books here.