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 August 15, 6:30 pm

Water Challenges in Argentina

A continuation of "Ciclo de Reflexión" on "the impact of climate change across geographic regions". Organized by the Committee for Environmental Studies and Human Development

Ambassador Elsa Kelly, the committee director, in charge of the presentation



Infrastructure and the National Water Plan

Pablo BereciartuaSecretary of Infrastructure and Water Policy of the Argentine Republic. He is a Civil Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer and Communications Engineer (UNLP). He won a scholarship from the Dutch government and completed his master's degree at UNESCO-IHE, in Delft. He was a Fullbright Fellow in the United States, where he completed a master's degree in Engineering and Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded the Center for Strategic Studies for Sustainable Development (CEEDS). He served as General Director of Infrastructure of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (2007-2009) and Undersecretary of Water Resources of the Nation (2015-2018). Additionally, he has worked as a professor and researcher in several public and private institutions both in Argentina and abroad



Projects of the Matanza-Riachuelo System

José Luis InglesePresident of AySA, a potable water and sanitation service provider aiding over 14 million people. Graduated with a Diploma of Honor from the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Engineering where he obtained a postgraduate degree in Sanitary Engineering through a grant from Sanitary Works of the Nation in 1973. He won the National Academy of Engineering’s "Ing. Enrique Butty" prize for his career in Sanitary Engineering. In his professional career, he directed over 750 studies and development projects ensuring water, sanitation and environmental improvements in Latin America and Africa through the support of IDB / WB funding and other multilateral credit agencies. Additionally, he has been president of AIDIS Argentina, vice president of AIDIS Inter-American, as well as co-founder of the Junior Water Prize

Tuesday August 6, 6:30 pm

The geopolitical situation in the Middle East: Israel and Iran

Academic session by Atilio Molteni and Pablo Botta, organized by the Committee on African and Middle Eastern Affairs

Atilio MolteniDiplomat of career. He is a Lawyer and Doctor in Law and Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. In the Foreign Ministry he assumed positions as Director of International Organizations, Director of Science and Technology and Director of Information Technology and Director of International Security, Nuclear and Space Affairs. Abroad, he served in the embassy in Washington, in the general consulate in New York, in the representations at the United Nations and at international organizations in Geneva, embassies in the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan. As Ambassador he served in Sweden, Turkey and Israel. He has published several books and writes permanently for different press media

Paulo BottaDoctor from the Complutense University of Madrid. Teacher at the Institute of Foreign Service of the Nation, the National University of La Plata (where he also coordinates the Eurasia department) and the University of Salvador. He served as guest lecturer at the National University of Eurasia (Kazakhstan), the Diplomatic Training Center of Georgia, the University of Seville, the Academy of Graduate Studies (Libya) and the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco)

Thursday June 27, 7:00 pm

Education and work. A cultural change?

Continuation of the conferences cycle "Argentina's role in the new international order", organized by Cultural Affairs Committee at CARI, sponsored by the Ortega and Gasset Foundation

Debate with Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Mariano Narodowski and Juan María Segura

Moderator: Silvia Fesquet


We are living in a transitional moment. Technological innovation challenges society. Education faces paradigm shifts and new perspectives. The future of work offers other opportunities that require answers. How do the cultural changes impact education and work?


Eduardo Levy YeyatiDean of the Government School of Torcuato Di Tella University (TDTU). He is the Founder and Academic Director of the Center for Evidence-based Public Politics, visiting professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and Faculty Affiliate of his Center for International Development. He is also Main Investigator at CONICET and Founder of the Elypsis Consulting Firm. Previously, he was the Chief of Strategy in Emerging Markets at Barclays Capital, Financial Assessor for Latin America at the World Bank and also Chief Economist of the Argentine Republic Central Bank. He is an ad-honorem member of the Future of Senate Committee, former President of the National Council of Production and of the CIPPEC Administration Council, and a former Senior Fellow of Brookings

Mariano NarodowskiPhD in Education from Campinhas State University in Brasil. Professor at Government School at Torcuato Di Tella University. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a Harvard Visiting Scholar, and President of the Argentine Society of Education History. He has been researching education for more than 30 years. Between 2007 and 2009, he was in charge of the Ministry of Education in Buenos Aires City. He has been published in several academic journals. His research interests lie at the intersection of education politics and its development, comparative education systems, history, and the future of early education

Juan María SeguraAgricultural Engineer (Buenos Aires University). He has earned a Master's in Public Policy (University of Chicago), a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Austral University). He is a consultant and expert on innovation and education management. He was the former Director of Recruitment for Southern Cone in Minerva Schools at KGI (2014-2016), Director of Institutional Development at San Andrés University (2010-2012), and Director of Digital Education in Buenos Aires City Government (2010)

Silvia FesquetAssistant Secretary of Editing at Clarín Newspaper, and Chief Editor of the Journals section. Previously, she was Vice-Director of Noticias magazine, Vice-Director of Luna (Perfil Publisher feminine newsmagazine), and Chief Editor of La Semana (Perfil Publisher) and Somos (Atlántida Publisher). She sits on the Council of Women in the News Network (WINN). She was twice elected President of the Argentine chapter of the International Women's Forum, and currently serves as the chapter Vice-President. She is also a member of International Women's Media Foundation and the Marianne Association

Wednesday June 19, 6:00 pm

Cyber defense: a strategic imperative for Argentina

Seminar organized by the International Security and Strategic Studies Institute at CARI


6:00 pm


First panel


New scenarios in national defense. Technological uniqueness. Technology on the rise. The beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cyber component of "Hybrid War" and "Hybrid Terrorism"

Roberto UzalDirector of the Cyber Defense and Cyber Security Program of Buenos Aires University

Carlos AmayaAssistant Director of the Cyber Defense and Cyber Security Program of Buenos Aires University



Alfredo MorelliDirector of Digital Policy and Cyberspace Working Group at CARI


6:50 pm




7:00 pm


Second panel


Cyber-defense National System – A Possible Organization

Alfredo Raúl ParodiAssistant Secretary of Cyber Defense at the National Ministry of Defense


The Joint Cyber Defense Command of the Armed Forces – Articulation tool for National Cyber Defense System

Tomás MoyanoBrigadier-General. Joint Commander of the Cyber Defense Command of the Armed Forces



Juan BattalemeAcademic Secretary at CARI

Tuesday June 18, 6:30 pm

Ten priorities of global politics in 2019

Presentation of the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation in charge of Dr. Adalberto Rodríguez Giavarini, Juan Battaleme and Francisco de Santibañes

Adalberto Rodríguez GiavariniPresident at CARI

Juan BattalemeAcademic Secretary at CARI. Master's degree in International Politics at FLACSO and State Sciences at CEMA University. Director of the Master in National Defense (UNDEF). Professor of "International Politics and Technology" in Buenos Aires University and of "International Relations" in Argentine University for the Enterprise (UADE) and CEMA University. Fullbright and Chevening Scholar. Author of the book "The offense-defense balance and the Irak, Kosovo and Chechnya wars"

Francisco de SantibañesSpecialist on International Relations and Argentine foreign policy. Wilson Center Global Fellow, Washington DC and member of CARI's Executive Committee. He has published "Argentina and the World" (EDICON, 2016) and a diversity of articles in specialized journals in Argentina and other countries. He is also a professor in the Public Politics Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Specialists Network

Thursday June 13, 6:30 pm

Foreign relations between Iran, the United States, and Europe in the Trump era

Academic session led by Dr. Rosendo Fraga and Ambassadors Atilio Molteni, Alberto Davérède and Roberto García Moritan, organized by the African, and Middle Eastern Affairs Committee

Moderator: Embajador Luis Mendiola

Rosendo FragaLawyer (Argentine Catholic University). He is a political analyst, journalist, historian and specialist in military affairs. At UNDP, he was responsible for the investigation related to the recuperation of the ex-Chancellor Carlos Saavedra Lamas' personal archive, and also for the investigation on the image of the foreign policy of Argentina. He is a member of the Academic Council at the National Defense School. Currently, he is Director of Studies Center "Nueva Mayoría". Also, he is member of the Directory of Brazilian Studies Center Foundation, member of the National Academy for Moral and Political Sciences and member of the Academic Council of National Defense School. He has received various awards in Argentina and in other countries, he writes academic articles and has published more than forty books. He is a permanent collaborator in national diffusion media and he is Director of the United States Committee at CARI

Atilio MolteniDiplomat. Lawyer, and PhD. in Law and Social Sciences, Buenos Aires University. While serving the Foreign Ministry, he was Director of International Organizations, Director of Science and Technology, Director of Informatics, and Director of International Security, Nuclear, and Spatial Affairs. He has worked in the Argentinian embassies of Washington DC, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan, and in the consulate in New York. He is a former ambassador to Sweden, Turkey, and Israel. He has represented Argentina at the United Nations and its international organizations in Geneva. He also published various books and writes for different journals

Roberto García MoritanLawyer (Buenos Aires University). Diplomat serving the Foreign Ministry, where he entered in 1970 and worked as the Assistant Secretary of Latin American Business and of Foreign Policy, and Secretary of Foreign Relations. He worked at the Argentinian embassy in United States, the consulate in New York, and in the mission for the United Nations Organization in Geneva. In the Foreign Ministry, he was Main Director of Nuclear and Disarmament Affairs. In 1998, he was part of an experts' group selected by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, which inspected the nuclear, chemical, and biological material in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's administration. He presided over the Arms Trade Treaty conference. He is also Director of the Nuclear Affairs Committee at CARI

Alberto DavérèdeDiplomat. He worked as a Legal Counselor and as Assistant Secretary of Foreign Policy at the Foreign Ministry. He has served Argentina´s embassies in the United States and Brazil, was appointed Argentina´s Ambassador to the Netherlands, and was part of Argentine missions to the international organizations in Geneva. He was a professor of International Public Law at Buenos Aires University and at the Institute of National Foreign Service. He was also a professor of Diplomatic and Consulate Law at Catholic University of Argentina and at the Institute of National Foreign Service. He is currently Director of European Affairs Committee at CARI


Luis MendiolaDirector of African, Arab States and Middle East Affairs Committee

Thursday June 13, 5:00 pm

Ibero-American Cooperation System: balance and perspectives on South-South Cooperation

Academic session led by Mariano Jabonero Blanco, Secretary General of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture, and organized by the Development Cooperation Working Group at CARI and the Argentine seat of OEI

Mariano Jabonero BlancoGraduate of Philosophy and Education Sciences at Complutense University of Madrid, with postgraduate studies in Management and Educational Administration. He has held various positions in the Spanish Ministry of Education and has been Provincial Director in the Province of Toledo. He has been Professor in the Department of Teaching and Scholar Organization in the Education Faculty of the CUM and has worked as a consultant for numerous organizations, such as the UNDP, OEA and OEI, and for EU programs in different countries. He is author and co-author of a variety of texts, articles, investigations and conferences about different topics in education. He has been awarded for his efforts in several Latin American countries and in Spain. Between 2003 and 2010 he worked as Main Director of the OEI, where he currently serves as the organization´s Secretary General

Thursday June 13, 3:00 pm, National Congress' Palace White Salon, Rivadavia Ave. 1850, Buenos Aires

What does Asia mean to our country?

Seminar jointly organized by CARI, the Directorate General for Parliamentary Diplomacy, and the Foreign and Worship Affairs Commission from the House of Representatives


3:00 pm



Cornelia Schmidt-LiermannPresident of the Foreign and Religious Affairs Commission from the House of Deputies

Eduardo SadousDirector of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI


3:20 pm


First panel of presentations

Mario SchuffEconomist and diplomat. Coordinator of the ASEAN Group in the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI

Patricio GiustoCoordinator of the Australasian Group in the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI

Jorge MalenaCoordinator of the China Group in the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI


Juan Miguel MassotCoordinator of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI


4:00 pm




4:10 pm


Second panel of presentations

Mercedes GiuffreCoodinator of the Korea Group of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI

Juan Miguel MassotCoordinator of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI and member of the India Group

Luis ArgüeroMember of the Japan Group of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI


Juan de Dios CincuneguiGeneral Director of Parliamentary Diplomacy, International Cooperation and Religion of the House of Deputies


4.45 pm


Questions and answers


5:00 pm


Closing remarks

Eduardo SadousDirector of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI

Thursday June 6, 6:00 pm

How did China build its capacity in Science, Technology, and Innovation? Learning from China

Seminar led by Francisco Sercovich, Carola Ramón-Berjano, and Jorge Malena, organized jointly by the Science and Technology Committee and the Working Group on China


6:00 pm


Opening remarks

Mario MariscottiDirector of the Science and Technology Committee

Eduardo SadousDirector of the Asian Affairs Committee


6:10 pm


What can we learn from the Chinese strategy in Science, Technology and Innovation?

Francisco SercovichPh. D. in Economics, University of Sussex, England. Professor of Technological Innovation Policies, UBA, Argentina. Visiting Researcher at Harvard (Cambridge, MA) and Columbia (NY, NY), USA. Visiting Professor at the University of Quebec and Hofstra (Long Island), USA. Director of Policy Research, UNIDO (Vienna), Austria


6:50 pm


"Made in China 2025": from an agricultural economy to a technological leader

Carola Ramón-BerjanoCo-Coordinator of the China Working Group of CARI


7:10 pm


The Revolution in Military Affairs and the EPL: technological innovation in the field of defense

Jorge MalenaCoordinator of the China Working Group of CARI


7:30 pm




7:45 pm



Tuesday June 4, 6:00 pm

China and Argentina: to a shared future

Presentation of the book published by the China Working Group of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI and by the Latin America Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences



Opening remarks

Juan BattalemeAcademic Secretary at CARI

Wang XiaolinPolitical Consultant of the Embassy of People's Republic of China in Argentina



Book presentation

Lin HuaBook editor. Argentine Studies Center Main Secretary (Latin America Institute, Chinese Academia on Social Sciences)

Jorge MalenaBook co-editor. Coordinator of the China Working Group



Sino-Latin American relations toward a shared future

Chen YuantingAssociate Professor at the Latin America Institute (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)



Closing remarks

Eduardo SadousAmbassador. Director of the Asian Affairs Committee at CARI



Carola Ramón-BerjanoCo-Coordinator of the China Working Group at CARI

Monday June 3, 6:30 pm

Beginning of the Hispano-American Independence: 1810 Venezuela and Argentina

Academic Session in charge of Giovanni Meza Dorta and Ignacio Bracht

Presentation and introductory words by Ambassador Eduardo Sadous, Director of the Asian Affairs Committee

Giovanni Meza DortaSociologist graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), with doctoral studies in Social Sciences at the same University. Professor at the School of Political Studies of the UCV Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences. He offers seminars in the School of Philosophy in the UCV Faculty of Humanities. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in the areas of sociology, history and political science. He is a scholar of the work of Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda, precursor of South American independence, on which he has published several monographs. Professor of seminars in the Postgraduate Area, Faculty of Law and Legal Sciences of the University of El Salvador in Buenos Aires

Ignacio BrachtBachelor in History from the Universidad del Salvador. Member of various academic institutions, among them he is a member of the Argentine Academy of History, of the Argentine Academy of Arts and Communication Sciences, of the Argentine Council of Economic, Legal and Social Studies, of the Argentine Observatory of Social Communication. He is currently a member of the Library Committee of the Jockey Club of Buenos Aires. In 1989 he joined the Executive Board of Repatriation of the remains of Brig. Gral. Juan Manuel de Rosas. He has been a professor at the University of El Salvador and the Argentine Catholic University. He is the author of books, articles and historical research works that he has published in national journalistic media and specialized magazines. He has collaborated in the creation of UVENAR, Union of Venezuelans in Argentina

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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