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Gabriel Calzada on Free-Market Education in Latin America

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11/24/2017Gabriel Calzada AlvarezJeff Deist

Fifteen years ago Gabriel Calzada was a Fellow at the Mises Institute who aspired to bring the Spanish Scholastics' tradition of liberty to Latin America. Today he is president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, the truly remarkable private school in Guatemala. All students at UFM, regardless of major, take a core curriculum in libertarian thought. The board of directors and almost all professors are entrepreneurs rather than academics. And UFM's charter provides the freedom to experiment and think outside the box, resulting in projects like a business cycle observatory and MOOCs (massive open online course) on subjects like Don Quixote. If you're interested in what entrepreneurial education grounded in free-market economics can look like, don't miss this interview.

Gabriel Calzada on Free-Market Education in Latin America

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Contact Gabriel Calzada Alvarez

Gabriel Calzada Alvarez is president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He was a Mises Institute Research Fellow, and founder of the Instituto Juan de Mariana. He frequently appears on television broadcasts and has written for publications including Libertad Digital, the Spanish Herald, Expanses, Mises Daily, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Procesos de Mercados, La Ilustracion Liberal, and Canarias Liberal.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; twitter.

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