Former President of the Republic of Chile between 2000 and 2006 and President of Foundation Democracy and Development, Ricardo Lagos was born on 2th March 1938 and is Lawyer of University of Chile an PhD in Economics from Duke University.
During the eighties had an outstanding participation in the process to restore democracy in Chile. He led the Democratic Alliance, the Independent Committee for Free Elections, and founded the Party for Democracy, which was its first president.
Was Minister of Education under President Patricio Aylwin and Public Works under President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle.
Ricardo Lagos have received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by many prestigious universities such as the University of Mexico and Universidad de Salamanca, along many others. He received the Berkeley Medal, the highest distinction from the University of Berkeley, California, and he was named Special Envoy for Climate Change and was President of the Club of Madrid.
He is currently a profesor guest at Brown University (USA) and President of the Foundation for Democracy and Development, which is its creator.