Vicente Fox to speak at Stanford University

February 28, 2008 4:48:07 PM PST
Stanford University has announced that former Mexican President Vicente Fox will give a public talk on campus next week.

Fox served as president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first Mexican president from outside the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 70 years. His Stanford talk is titled "Economic Growth, Poverty and Democracy in Latin America - a President's Perspective."

"It is a pleasure to welcome my friend, former President Vicente Fox, to Stanford, the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, where serious scholars and practitioners are committed to develop democracy that delivers concrete results for the poor and fosters social inclusion," former president of Peru and current Stanford visiting lecturer Alejandro Toledo said in a statement.

Fox is participating in an initiative launched by Toledo designed to encourage the growth of democracy in Latin America over the next 20 years.

Both Fox and Toledo will answer questions following Fox's talk, which is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop Auditorium at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.