UC Berkeley welcomes former Peruvian president and author

John Wilton, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration and finance, welcomed Alejandro Toledo, the former president of Peru, to campus this week.

Toledo recently wrote a book, The Shared Society, in which he outlines a plan that he says would greatly improve Latin America’s economy. In the book, Toledo describes a Latin America where most of the region’s 40 percent poor and marginalized people are incorporated into a rising middle class and democratic institutions work more effectively.

Watch a video of Toledo’s talk posted by the Blum Center for Developing Economies: