Advisory Board

Giancarlo Ibarguen

Giancarlo Ibarguen is President of Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
The mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquín is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. This university has the most rigorous entrance requirements in Guatemala.
Giancarlo started his career at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín as a Professor of Economics. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of UFM since 1992. From 1995 to 2003, he served as its Secretary General. Since 2003, he has been its President. Since 2005, he has been the Director of the Centro Henry Hazlitt (a research center in honor of Henry Hazlitt) at UFM.
He is a founding editor of the magazine Intuición and sat on the editorial board of Gerencia magazine from 1992 to 1994. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Society for Philosophical Inquiry. He is also a Board member of the Asociación de Gerentes de Guatemala and the Society for Philosophical Inquiry. His work has been published in Telecommunications Policy, Siglo Veintiuno, and The Wall Street Journal.
Giancarlo has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Centro de Estudios Económicos Sociales since 1990. In 1991, he was a founding member of the Asociación por el Poder Local (APOLO). From 2005 to 2006, he served as Vice President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and as its President from 2006 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been a Board member of the Liberty Fund in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2008, he joined the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Society. Since 2005, he has sat on the Board of Advisors of AIESEC. He serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Mont Pelerin Society. In 2009, he received the Guardian of Freedom award from the Acton Institute. A libertarian, he has argued that the United States government should end its War on Drugs to put an end to violence in Guatemala.
From 2006 to 2008, he served as an Advisor to the Partners in Learning program of the Microsoft Corporation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Samboro, Glifos, Belluno, and Algodón Superior.
Giancarlo coauthored Constitución, Socialismo y Mercantilismo en America Latina and coedited Facetas liberales. Ensayos en honor de Manuel F. Ayau.
Watch Giancarlo Ibarguen on the Drug War in Guatemala and A Model for Winning Liberty — Mercatus Center and Universidad Francsico Marroquín. Read Acton Institute presents Guardian of Freedom Award to Giancarlo Ibarguen. Read Ayn Rand vs Latin Populists. View his Facebook page. Follow his Twitter feed.