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Carlos Mesa

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall

OPENING EVENT.  Join Penn DCC in welcoming the former president of Bolivia to discuss his accounts of Latin America's past and his vision for the region's future.

Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) is a Bolivian historian and former politician. He was Vice President of Bolivia from August 2002 to October 2003 and then became President, holding office from October 17, 2003 until his resignation on June 6, 2005. Mesa had previously been a popular television journalist and personality, known by many for his rectitude and impartiality.