President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation

Alejandro Chafuen is the President of the Atlas Network. He joined the organization in 1985, when it was named Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and has served as President since 1991. He was elected to its Board of Directors in 2009. Chaufen also served as Atlas's CEO from 1991 to 2009. He founded the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research and wrote the book Faith and Liberty. He has served on the boards of the Chase Foundation, the Acton Institute and the Fraser Institute. He is a trustee for Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Chafuen has been a faculty member at the Argentine Catholic University, the University of Buenos Aires and the Hispanic American University in California. In 2010, Chafuen was recognized by Atlas for his 25 years of service. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Born

1954, in Buenos Aires

Biography

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research: Alejandro Chafuen, PhD.
"Chafuen serves as trustee and on the advisory boards of several European and Latin American institutes. He is a frequent commentator on economics, security, and strategic threats in Latin America, as well as on the relationship between economics and ethics, such as corporate social responsibility and corruption."
Programs and Operations Staff - Atlas Network: Alejandro Chafuen, President
"Alex serves as President of Atlas and has previously served as President and CEO from 1991-2009, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He is also the president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research and is the author of Faith and Liberty."

Associations

Acton Institute, Member of the Board of Directors; Senior Fellow
Atlas Network, President, 2009- ; President and CEO 1991-2009
Grove City College, Graduate
Mont Pelerin Society, Member

Writings

How I Became a Liberal, 19 Dec 2003
Part of Walter Block's Autobiography Archive
"When I look back into my history to find the reasons I fell in love with liberty, I have to start with my blood heritage and upbringing. ... I was only 17 and I started looking for other champions of Alberdi and Von Mises. My search led me to the Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad (Center for the Study of Liberty) which was founded in the mid 1950s and soon after presided by Alberto Benegas Lynch Sr."

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