Each year CARI offers more than 300 events such as academic sessions, conferences, meetings, round tables, workshops, seminars, symposiums, book presentations and artistic events. These activities are announced on this website and participation is completely free. CARI agenda does not consist of a list of international issues but rather a follow-up of global processes that affect the region, the country and local issues
The activities are carried out at CARI’s headquarters, located in 1037 Uruguay St., 1st floor, Buenos Aires –except when somewhere else is explicitly mentioned–



Thursday May 23, 6:30 pm

Homage to the career of Doctor Roberto Russell

Academic session in honor of the academic and pedagogical contribution of Dr. Roberto Russell in the field of international relations

Monday May 20, 6.30 pm

International law and the Malvinas Question. Reflections from the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice regarding the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago

Academic Session conducted by Frida M. Armas Pfirter, Leopoldo M. A. Godio y Facundo D. Rodríguez, organized by the International Law Institute


Background of the issue. Role of the African Union. Arbitration on the Protected Marine Area of Chagos (2015). Purpose of the Advisory Opinion

Frida M. Armas PfirterPhD in Law (International Law Area) from the University of Buenos Aires. Tenured professor of Public International Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Expert of the National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU) in International Law. Advisory Member of CARI


The consultation formulated by the General Assembly and the competence of the International Court of Justice. The Argentine presentation

Leopoldo M. A. GodioLawyer and Master in International Relations (UBA). Researcher attached to the Institute of Legal and Social Research "Ambrosio L. Gioja". Professor of Public International Law (UBA-UCA-UP-USI). Full Member of the Argentine Association of International Law; Member of the CARI and Member of the Institute of International Law of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires


Reflections on the Court's Advisory Opinion: main considerations and its possible link with the Malvinas Question

Facundo D. RodríguezLawyer and candidate for Magister in International Relations (UBA); University teacher (UBA-UP). Member of the Argentine Association of International Law and Member of the Malvinas, Georgias and South Sandwich Island Issues Committee (CARI)

Monday May 6, 9:00 am

Trust-building policies: strategies to counteract the misinformation's operations

Conference about the recommendations of the "Debating Security Plus" report. Jointly organized by the Argentinean Council on International Relations and Friends of Europe

This event is part of a global debate about misinformation promoted by Friends of Europe, previous to the European Parliament elections from May 23rd to May 26th. Along the entire month, misinformation operations and their implications in democracies are going to be discussed in person at events that are going to take place in Brussels and in Buenos Aires, and online through a security experts community who are part of the Debating Security Plus initiative and with the more than 4.5 million citizens involved in the Debating Europe platform


9:00 am

Opening remarks. Presentation

Alfredo MorelliDirector of the CARI’s Digital Policy and Cyberspace Working Group

Antonia ErlandssonHead of the Peace, Security and Defense Programme at Friends of Europe

Aude Maio-ColicheAmbassador of the European Union Delegation in Argentina


9:30 am

The political problem of the misinformation's operations. Impacts and perspectives about the digital origin of political mistrust

José CrettazDirector of the Communications Sciences Bachelor at the Argentinian University of the Enterprise

Fernando RuizPhD. in Communication and full-time professor at the Communication Faculty in the Austral University

Brenda StrumingerLBA in Political Science and Journalist at "La Nación" newspaper


Sofía MantillaCo-coordinator of the Digital Policies and Cyberspace Group at CARI


10:30 am

Coffee break


10:50 am

Trust-building in an era of opaqueness. Perspectives from the legislative powers in Argentina and the European Union

Karina BanfiNational Deputy for the Buenos Aires Province of the Radical Civil Union block in the Cambiemos alliance

Marcelo German WechslerNational Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires of the Alternativa Propuesta Republicana block in the Cambiemos alliance


Sebastián ViglieroMember of the Institute of Security and Strategic Affairs at CARI


12:00 am

Presentation of the "Debating Security Plus: Conflict, Competence and Cooperation in an interconnected world" report

Julio HangDirector of the CARI’s Institute of Security and Strategic Affairs

Antonia ErlandssonHead of the Peace, Security and Defense Programme at Friends of Europe


01:00 pm

Closing words

Antonia ErlandssonHead of the Peace, Security and Defense Programme at Friends of Europe

Juan BattalemeAcademic Secretary at CARI


01:20 pm


Tuesday April 30, 9.30 am

The conflict between India and Pakistan: History and current events

Seminar organized by the Asian Affairs Committee


9.30 am

Opening remarks. Presentation

Eduardo SadousDirector of the Asian Affairs Committee


9.40 am



History and current situation of the conflict

Lía Rodriguez de la VegaUP, UNLZ; FIEB, ALADAA, Coordinator of the India and South Asia Working Group - Asian Affairs Committee, CARI


Military strategic analysis of the India-Pakistan conflict

Eduardo GaneauCommodore. International Security and Strategic Studies Institute, CARI


Scope of the conflict in South Asia

Matías IglesiasUP, Instauras, Member of the India and South Asia Working Group, Asian Affairs Committee, CARI


10.40 am



11.00 am



China's role in the conflict

Maya Alvisa BarrosoUSAL, UNLa, UNTREF, UBA, Member of the India and South Asia Working Group, Asian Affairs Committee, CARI


Experiences in the context of the conflict

Rodolfo Martín SaraviaAmbassador


11.40 am

Closing Remarks

Lía Rodriguez de la Vega

Eduardo Sadous

Thursday April 25, 7:00 pm

Are we facing a crisis of values in the International Order?

The world that was coming has already arrived. Technology is moving at a faster pace than ever. Are we staying behind? Are values absent or there is no understanding of the new paradigms? Three specialists from the field of international relations and an Ambassador with a privileged vision are going to help us to understand. Knowing that already Francisco de Quevedo wrote, "You say me that you see the world, I tell you that you see the world"

Key Panelists: Rafael Bielsa, Marcelo Cantelmi and Jorge Castro

Moderator: Eduardo Sadous

Rafael BielsaLawyer, politician, writer and poet. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic and National Deputy. He has written several specialized articles and books

Marcelo CantelmiDirector of the International Policy Section of Clarin's Journal

Jorge CastroInternational Analyst. Argentine Former Secretary of Strategic Planning

Eduardo SadousAbassador. Former Deputy Secretary of International Economic Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship

Tuesday April 23, 6:30 pm

Competition or cooperation?

Two Asian strategies.The Indo-Pacific and the Silk Road Initiative

Seminar organized by the Asian Affairs Committee


6.30 pm

Welcome remarks

Jorge MalenaCoordinator of CARI's Working Group on China


6.45 pm

The Indo-Pacific concept and the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor –A vision from Japan–

Eduardo SadousDirector of the Asian Affairs Committee


7.05 pm

The Silk Road Initiative: National development strategy or globalization with Chinese characteristics?

Carola Ramon-BerjanoCo-coordinator of CARI's Working Group on China


7.25 pm



7.40 pm


Juan BattalemeCARI's Academic Secretary

Monday April 22, 6:30 pm

What is the role of the Middle East Christians for the stability and development of the region?

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by Rev. Paul Ara Haidostian, President of Haigazian University

Paul Ara HaidostianPresident of Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon, holds a B.A. from Haigazian College in Psychology and Armenian Studies. He gained a M.Div at the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut, and a Th. M. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey

Tuesday April 16, 6:30 pm

The Kirchner and the AMIA case. A chess board of national and international politics

Presentation of Agustín Ulanovsky’s book, published by Autores de Argentina

Comments by Claudio Avruj, Waldo Wolff, Hernán Najenson and Martín Granovsky

Moderator: Juan Gowland

Claudio AvrujSecretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism, Argentina

Waldo WolffArgentine national deputy

Hernán NajensonDeputy Secretary of Justice, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Juan GowlandNational Director of Institutional Relations and Federal Integrity, Ministry of Modernization, Argentina

Martín GranovskyJournalist

Agustín UlanovskyLawer. Operations Manager of Relations with the Judicial Power, Undersecretariat of Justice, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Monday April 15, 6:30 pm

Youth Experiences in the Argentine Presidency of the G20

Discussion group organized by CARI's Youth Committee

Pedro Villagra DelgadoArgentina's G20 Sherpa

Delfina Álvarez RuffaCo-organizer of the P20 meeting and organizer of the Parliamentary Female Speakers' Summit at the G20

Tomás ClarkPolicy Analyst at the G20 Finance Track

Micaela FinkielsztoynCoordinator of the Diplomatic Liaisons Team for the G20 Leaders' Summit

Pamela Martín GarcíaMember of the Observatory of Women Human Rights Defenders for the W20

Natalia PecoraroAccredited journalist at the G20, La Nación

Daniela VarelaArgentina's delegate at the Education Working Group of the G20

Jimena ZagaLeader's Liaison Officer for the German delegation

Wednesday April 10, 6:30 pm

Organized crime and political corruption. Myths and realities in the international experience of combat and prevention

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by Edgardo Buscaglia, organized by the Transnational Crime Affairs Committee

Edgardo BuscagliaSenior Law and Economics Scholar at Columbia University in New York, USA. President of the Institute for Citizens' Democracy and Rule of Law in Mexico. He directs field teams with experience since 1990 in 114 countries worldwide advising public authorities and civil societies on combatting and preventing the expansion of criminal networks

Tuesday April 9, 6:30 pm

Brazil's new Foreign Policy

Academic session conducted by Ambassador Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, Brazil's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, organized by the Argentine Council for International Relations

Ernesto Henrique Fraga AraújoBrazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs

Wednesday April 3, 6:30 pm

The internationalization of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC - in its Spanish acronym)

Academic session in charge of Jorge Todesca, INDEC'S Director, and Marcelo Scaglione, Ministry of the Treasury Argentine's representative to the OECD

Jorge TodescaSecretary of State. Director of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses

Marcelo ScaglioneUnder-Secretary of State, Ministry of the Treasury Argentine's representative to the OECD

Friday March 29, 9:30 am

The cities and States challenges towards the future. Complementarity, innovation and openness to the world

The event will begin with a presentation by Daniel Carlos Marinez Villamil, Montevideo's Mayor, followed by a discussion with the audience

Carlos Martínez VillamilBachelor in Industrial Engineering, University of the Republic, with specialization in Automation and Robotics. In 2010 he became Senator for the Socialist Party, a position he held until 6 July 2015 when he was elected Mayor of Montevideo. He is a presidential candidate of the Republic for the "Frente Amplio" party

Wednesday March 27, 5:00 pm

70th Anniversary of the foundation of the International Law Commission

Academic session conducted by Eduardo Valencis-Ospina y Julio Barboza, organized by the Institute of International Law

Presentation and introductory words by Gladys Sabia, Directress of the Institute of International Law

Eduardo Valencia-OspinaGraduate in legal and economic sciences at The Pontifical Xavierian University. He obtained an LLM at the School of Law at Harvard University, where later he did his pre-doctoral studies in International Law. Immediately after, he entered to the United Nations as career officer, where he reached the Undersecretary General position of the Organization. He was a member of the United Nations Legal Service in New York, and later he performed at the International Court of Justice, first as Undersecretary General and later as General Secretary during two consecutive periods. He is a current member of the International Law Commission (ILC), and he was also appointed special rapporteur for the report on the "Protection of persons in the event of disasters". He is the former president of the Latin American Society of International Law

Julio BarbozaLawyer, Master of Laws (Southern Methodist University -1953). Professor of Public International Law in several universities: The National Foreign Service Institute, the University of Belgrano, the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and the University of Buenos Aires. He has been President and member of the Administrative Court and the United Nations International Law Commission. He served as Argentine Ambassador in Poland and Czechoslovakia, and he was Legal Counselor and General Director of the Directorate for International Organizations from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. He author of numerous articles and books about different aspects of International Law

Tuesday March 26, 6:30 pm

Argentine - Chinese Strategic Partnership. Enterprises, investments and vision of the future

Seminar jointly organized by the International Security and Strategic Studies Institute and the Asian Affairs Committee


6.30 pm

Opening remarks. Presentation

Eduardo Sadous

Julio Hang


6.40 pm

The situation of the Chinese companies in the country

Ernesto Fernández TaboadaExecutive Director of the Argentine - Chinese Chamber

Pablo Pérez MarexianoCorporate Banking Director at ICBC


7.20 pm

Coffee break


7.40 pm

Conclusions by CARI's Working Group on China

Jorge Eduardo Malena


Moderator: Carola Ramón Berjano

Thursday March 21, 6:30 pm

The Relevance of the United Nations in a New World Order

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by the president of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

María Fernanda Espinosa GarcésShe has more than 20 years of multilateral experience in international negotiations, peace, security, disarmament, human rights, indigenous peoples, gender equality, sustainable development, environment, biodiversity, climate change and multilateral cooperation. She has served Ecuador as Minister of Foreign Affairs (twice), Minister of National Defence, and Coordinating Minister of Natural and Cultural Heritage. She also coordinated the Sectorial Council on Foreign Policy and Promotion, which includes the Ministries of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Foreign Trade, and the Environment. Ms. Espinosa Garcés was Chair of the Group of 77 and China until January 2018, and also served as Chair of the Andean Community. (Taken from the UN webpage)

Wednesday March 21, 9:30 am

International trade crisis and its effects on the global economy: Punta del Este Group initiative

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by Ambassador Guillermo Valles Galmés, organized by Group of Producing Countries from the Southern Cone (GPS)

Comments by de Félix Peña, CARI Vice-president, and moderated by Horacio Sanchez Caballero, GPS Coordinator

Guillermo Valles GalmésA career diplomat with over 35 years of professional experience. He has served in several bilateral and multilateral diplomatic missions in Latin American, European, Asian and UN posts, and has held several relevant political positions, including Deputy Foreign Minister of Uruguay

Tuesday March 19, 9:00 am

Beyond Brexit, Global Ireland and the European Union, challenges and opportunities in a changing world

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government of Ireland, Eoghan Murphy T.D., organized by the European Affairs Committee and the Embassy of Ireland

Eoghan MurphyIrish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Bay South constituency since 2016, and previously from 2011 to 2016 for the Dublin South-East constituency. He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 2016 to 2017

Monday March 18, 6:30 pm

Malaysia's Foreign Policy in the new government: the policies related with Latin America

The Argentine Council on International Relations will host an academic session conducted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, His Excellency, Dato 'Saifuddin Abdullah

Dato 'Saifuddin AbdullahMinister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

Thursday March 14, 6:30 pm

Armenia: a gateway to Eurasia

Academic session conducted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, Estera Mkrtumyan, organized by the Group of Contemporary Studies of the Eurasian Space

Estera MkrtumyanAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia

Wednesday March 13, 6:30 pm

Elections in Bolivia, a look at the present and future

CARI will be hosting in an academic session, Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert, former President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Carlos D. Mesa GisbertHistorian, politician and journalist. In 2002 he was elected Vice President of the Republic and President of the National Congress, a position he held between 2002 and 2003. He was Constitutional President of Bolivia in the period 2003-2005. He is Presidential candidate for the 2019 elections

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