Juan Ricardo Braun

(*1949), Argentina

Contribution to the dialogue of national culture

Juan Ricardo Braun is an Argentine writer, journalist, traveller, shaman and educator who has taught special communication at Harvard and lectured at Charles University in Prague. He was born in Czechoslovakia but emigrated with his parents at the age of four and soon became an Argentine. As a humanitarian worker, he has worked for UNICEF, FAO, USAID and INTA and has visited dozens of countries around the world. In Argentina, he survived a military dictatorship. In the early 1980s, he worked in Paraguay as a government advisor to poor farmers and subsequently advised farmers in Haiti. He has had the opportunity to meet personally with Evita, with Che Guevara, with the Dalai Lama, and with the President of Ecuador, Rosalia Artega, among other powerful people of this world. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He has written numerous political commentaries on events in South America and has been awarded the European Medal of Franz Kafka.

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