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Alejandro A. Chafuen is Managing Director, International at the Acton Institute. He was president and CEO of Atlas Network from 1991-2018 and is Chairman of the Board of the Chase Foundation of Virginia. A graduate of Grove City College and the Argentine Catholic University, Buenos Aires, he also holds a PhD in economics which he received under the mentorship of Dr. Hans Sennholz, a disciple of Ludwig von Mises. 

He is a frequent commentator on economics, security, and strategic threats in Latin America, as well as on the relationship between economics and ethics. Chafuen is a contributor for and is the author of Faith and Liberty, which has been published in several languages and in different editions in Spanish, Slovenian, China, Czech, Italian, and Portuguese. 

He is one of the world's leading commentators on the economic thought of Thomistic and Late-Scholastic thinkers. He is past president of the Philadelphia Society (2017-2018) and since 1980, a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society. 

Latest Articles by Alejandro A. Chafuen, PhD

  • Brexit and Trump’s UK visit

    I was recently in an interview on NTN24 (a CNN-type TV channel for the Spanish-speaking world) about President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. Although the topic of Brexit was
  • Benedict XVI and freedom

    Pope John Paul II's pontificate left an unparalleled legacy of papal teachings. One key aspect of his tenure is the space he created for the work of other great theologians.

  • Holding think tanks to high standards

    At no other stage in history has civilization depended so much on human capital: on trust, on credit-worthiness, on truthfulness.