10:11 | Princeton (U.S.), Feb. 25.
The ceremony to confer the James Madison Medal on President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski started this morning at Princeton University in New Jersey, United States.
"I've come back to Princeton classrooms filled with great emotion. I am honored to receive the Madison medal and deliver the address titled A New Age for Latin America," he posted on Twitter.
Madison was an important figure in the United States' independence movement and in crafting the country's Constitution. He is also Princeton's first graduate alumnus.
This decoration is conferred each year on an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved a record for outstanding public service.
Madison Medal winner
At 78 years of age, the Peruvian leader has extended professional experience in public administration, both in Peru and abroad.
He earned a Master's in Public Affairs in 1961 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and started his career at the World Bank in the early 1960s.
In Peru, he has been manager of the Central Reserve Bank, Minister of Energy and Mines, and twice served as Minister of Economy and Finance. He also was chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.
"Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has made enormous contributions as an economist and statesman," said in previous remarks Sanjeev Kulkarni, Dean of the Graduate School.
"We're proud to recognize such a distinguished Princetonian with the Madison Medal."