Mexican philanthropist Daniel Chavez Moran announces the keynote speaker of the Oct. 6-7, 2011, seminar titled “La Construcción de la Gobernabilidad Democrática” will be Bill Richardson, former two-term governor of New Mexico, U.S. The seminar sponsored by the non-profit Vidanta Foundation will take place in Washington, D.C., where the main findings of the Constructing Democratic Governance series, coordinated by Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue and Jorge Dominguez at Harvard University, will be discussed.
Gov. Richardson served as the 30th governor of New Mexico, and served in the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as Energy Secretary. Richardson has also served as a U.S. Congressman.
The Constructing Democratic Governance project sponsored by the Vidanta Foundation is concerned with democratic institutions and practice in the Latin America. Scholarly publications resulting from the project have been cited frequently by policy specialists grappling with the complicated issues surrounding democratic progress in the region and are widely used in college and university classes.