Former President of Chile
• UN Special Envoy for Climate Change;
• President of Chile from 2000-2006;
• Former regional director of UNESCO in Buenos Aires;
• Chilean delegate at the 26th UN General Assembly (1971);
• Delegate in the United Nations’ III Conference on Commerce and Development (UNCTAD) (1972);
• Secretary General of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (1973);
• Consultant for UNDP (1975);
• Economist for the United Nations’ Regional Employment Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (1978-1984);
• Former William R. Kenan chair for Latin American Studies at University of North Carolina; and
• Minister of Public Works (1994-1998).
• Universidade de Chile, JD; and
Duke University, Ph.D. in economics.