Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

The Ethics of Governance

A symposium with Jamil Mahuad, Former President of Ecuador

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Reception: Arts and Science Building, 5 p.m.; Symposium: Mayer Theatre, 6 p.m
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Read Jamil Mahuad's remarks from the symposium.

Jamil Mahuad served as President of Ecuador from August 1998 to January 2000, capping a career of nearly 20 years in Ecuadorian politics, which included two terms as Mayor of Quito and membership in the National Congress. His experiences, including the coup that ended his government, have led him to a second career of scholarship and teaching on the challenges of governing struggling democracies in the age of globalization. He has served as a fellow at three units of Harvard University — the Institute of Politics, the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School — and as a visiting professor in political science and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Mahuad holds a masters' degree in public administration from Harvard, as well as a JD from the Catholic University of Ecuador. He serves as a visiting professor at the University of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

Jamil Mahuad's presentation is part of the William P. Laughlin Lecture Series.