Co-Director, Atlas Sound Money Project
Alejandro Antonio Chafuen is a co-director of Atlas Sound Money Project. He is president of the Atlas Network (Atlas Economic Research Foundation) which works to help create and nurture think tanks across the globe. Chafuen is on the governing board of several think tanks including Fraser Institute, in Canada; Acton Institute, in Michigan; Center for Legal Integrity, (US); CEDICE (Venezuela); and Fundación Internacional para La Libertad (Madrid). He is president and founder of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research (www.hacer.org), and the International Freedom Educational Foundation (www.theifef.org) and trustee of Grove City College (PA). Chafuen is trustee of the Chase Foundation of Virginia, and member of the John Templeton Foundation, The World Charity Foundation and the Templeton Religion Trust.
A U.S. citizen, born in Argentina in 1954, and a graduate of the Argentine Catholic University, Chafuen received his Doctorate under Dr. Hans F. Sennholz, a disciple of Ludwig von Mises, and an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Among his many writings, he is the author of Faith and Liberty which has been translated into Polish, Czech, Italian, Slovenian and Spanish. He wrote “On the Moral Struggle for Sound Money” which appeared in Roads to Sound Money a book he co-edited with Dr. Judy Shelton in 2012. He has been member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1980 and is Second Vice President of the Philadelphia Society. In 2007 he received the Nassau Institute Freedom Prize, in 2010, the Global Leadership Award from the Leadership Institute US, and in 2014, the Walter Judd Freedom Award from The Fund for American Studies. Chafuen writes a column for Forbes.com on think tanks and intellectual entrepreneurship http://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrochafuen/.