Argentina after the bicentennial
10/6/2010 al 24/6/2010
During the month of June 2010, the Foro del Sur Foundation organized a series of conferences to commemorate the Bicentennial. The cycle opened an opportunity to reflect on the future of an Argentina actively inserted in the world, taking advantage of its full potential, with its nuances, diversities and opportunities. That is why the presentations within the cycle, done by four renowned specialists, aimed at analyzing the future horizon of the country from different perspectives.
Félix Peña is a specialist in international economic relations, international trade law and economic integration. He is currently Director of the International Trade Institute of the Standard Bank Foundation, Director of the Master in International Business Relations and the Interdisciplinary Center for International Studies at UNTREF, counselor and member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI), professor of the EPOCA-USAL Bicentennial Program, member of the group of experts of the Mercosur Chair of Sciences-Po Paris and member of the Evian Group Brains Trust. He has served at INTAL, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Argentine Foreign Ministry. His last public position was as Undersecretary of Foreign Trade of the National Ministry of Economy of Argentina and titular member of the Common Market Group of Mercosur (1998-99). More recently, he was a member of the Group of Experts that prepared the draft protocol of the Mercosur Parliament (2005).
Aldo Ferrer, who passed away in 2016, was an argentine public accountant, economist and politician graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He was Professor Emeritus and Director of the Mercosur Master at the University of Buenos Aires and, during his long professional career, he has stood out for research on globalization, economic development and economic policies. He has been distinguished in Argentina with the Platinum Konex Award in the Applied Economic Analysis category (1996) and with the Konex Award in Economic Policy (1986). He has held various public positions, including that of Minister of Economy and Labor and of Chairman of the board of the National Atomic Energy Commission. In the international arena, Ferrer served in the United Nations General Secretariat, he was an advisor to the Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank, and coordinator of the Organizing Commission of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences. His publications include "The Argentine economy: from its origins to the beginning of the 21st century" (2004, 2008. Previous editions 1963, 1971), "Nationalism and Constitutional Order" (1981), "History of Globalization: origins of the economic world order” (1996), and “History of globalization II: The industrial revolution and the second world order” (2000).
José Paradiso is a sociologist and director of the International Relations program at the University del Salvador. Director of the Master in International Relations at the University del Salvador. Director of the Master's Degree in Latin American Integration at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). Professor of the Institute of the Foreign Service of the Nation (ISEN). Professor of International Relations at the Buenos Aires headquarters of the University of Bologna. Author of “The era of the Superpowers”, “Debates and Trajectory of the Argentine Foreign Policy”, “The unifying ideal in Latin America” (forthcoming publication of UNTREF), as well as of numerous articles on topics of foreign policy and contemporary international policy. He has lectured and participated in seminars in countries of Europe and Latin America.
Juan Carlos Tedesco, who passed away in 2017, had a degree in Education Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. He was Head of the National Education Planning and Evaluation Unit. Minister of Education of Argentina between 2007 and 2009. He taught of History of Education at the National University of La Plata, the National University of Comahue and the National University of La Pampa. He joined Unesco in 1976 as a specialist in educational policy for the Unesco/ECLAC Project "Development and Education in Latin America and the Caribbean", where he was in charge of research on education and employment. From 1992 to 1997, he was Director of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education in Geneva. He was Director of IIPE/Unesco Buenos Aires from its creation until 2005. Secretary of Education of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina during the government of Néstor Kirchner.
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