2015 Award Winner: Xavier Albó

Xavier Albo portraitThis year the International Linguapax Award goes to Xavier Albo, an expert in linguistics and anthropology settled in Bolivia. The jury has assessed very positively the merits of Xavier Albo as one of the longest-serving, most active and most committed Indian and Indigenous Rights scholar-activist working in Latin America. He has studied and speaks Aymara, Quechua and Guarani, has spoken in countless meetings of Indian leaders and has advised governments on everything from landrights to census policy including language issues. Xavier Albo has authored and co-authored many articles and books devoted to anthropology, history, social sciences, linguistics and sociolinguistics, with a special emphasis on indigenous communities in Bolivia. See his biographical note (in Spanish) and his foundation

On the occasion of the award ceremony, scheduled on September 17, CIPCA, the Organization of Ibero-American States and Linguapax organize a round-table discussion on Linguistic Diversity and Intercultural Education in Bolivia, at the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz (Bolivia) starting at 2.30 pm.

Our post on the award ceremony including a few pictures of the event.