TITLE: 2012 Kluge Prize Ceremony: Fernando Henrique Cardoso
SPEAKER: Fernando Henrique Cardoso
EVENT DATE: 07/10/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 47 minutes
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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington awarded the 2012 John W. Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The award was presented at a ceremony in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building. Cardoso is the first prize recipient whose work spans the fields of sociology, political science, and economics. He is the eighth recipient of the $1 million Kluge Prize, which recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact in areas that advance understanding of the human experience.
Speaker Biography: Fernando Henrique Cardoso is one of the leading scholars and practitioners of political economy in recent Latin American history. His scholarly analysis of the social structures of government, the economy and race relations in Brazil laid the intellectual groundwork for his leadership as president in the transformation of Brazil from a military dictatorship with high inflation into a vibrant, more inclusive democracy with strong economic growth. A scholar of enormous intellectual energy, Cardoso has written or co-authored more than 23 scholarly books and 116 scholarly articles, with versions of each produced for a wider public.