Álvaro Vargas Llosa
Center on Global Prosperity, The Independent Institute
Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a writer and political commentator on Latin American affairs. He serves as Director and Senior Fellow of The Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute. He was a Member of the Board of the Miami Herald Publishing Company, an op-ed page editor and columnist. He is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, BBC World Service and Time magazine. His articles have appeared in Granta Magazine, International Herald Tribune, El País and El Mundo, and have been distributed through Agencia Interamericana de Prensa Economica (AIPE). He is the author of several books, including The Madness of Things Peruvian and The Feast of the Goat. He is the recipient of numerous awards. The book Liberty for Latin America received the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award 2006. Vargas Llosa received the Award for the Defense of Freedom from the Peruvian Asociación de Pescadores Artesanales de Chimbote in 2000 and the AIR Award for Best Current Affairs Radio Show in Florida in 1998. He has lectured internationally on world economic and political issues. He holds a BSc in International History from the London School of Economics.