March 4th, 2015 · The New School · New York
President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship
by President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2014-2015
Struggles for Inclusion in Brazil and Peru
Waste Pickers and Environmental Management in Brazil
Daniela Gomes Metello
Women in Municipal Elections in Peru
Beatriz Córdova Aquino
David E. Van Zandt
President, The New School
Rector, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina
Deputy Consul General, Brazil
Vice Consul, Peru
The New School Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to welcome and present the public lectures by Daniela Gomez Metello and Beatriz Córdova Aquino, President Néstor Kirchner Fellows for 2014/2015. Both were awarded a Fellowship after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service.
Waste Pickers and Environmental Management in Brazil, by Daniela Gomes Metello
The production and disposal of solid waste represents one of the planet's main environmental problems. Reducing and recycling waste while also focusing on the social and economic inclusion of people whose income depends on this work is a step towards sustainability. The Brazilian experience shows the balancing of economic viability, environmental sustainability and social justice.
Ms. Gomez Metello holds a PhD in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janiero. She is an adviser and coordinator of the Interministerial Committee for Social and Economic Inclusion of Waste Pickers (CIISC) in the General-Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.
Women in Municipal Elections in Peru, by Beatriz Córdova Aquino
The principles of equality and plurality are main tenets of democracy, yet the struggle for the inclusion of disadvantaged groups continues in the 21st century. What are the limits of electoral participation for women in Peru and elsewhere today? The Peruvian case shows that policies beyond universal suffrage and an electoral gender quota system are necessary to end political exclusion.
Ms. Córdova Aquino received a Master in Governance and Electoral Processes from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset in Spain. She currently works for the Center of Electoral Processes Operations (COPE), monitoring the activities planned towards Peru's Regional and Municipal Elections.
This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), coupled with his important work as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010). It focuses on the training of young leaders in South America, is organized by The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of The New School, New York, and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 · 6:00pm
The Orozco Room (Room 712)
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor
The New School
New York, NY
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The Lecture will be in English.
Free admission, limited seating.
Reservations are required.
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THE PNK FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO ALL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES, AND WILL AWARD FOUR FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2015-2016
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, AND SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM
MARCH 1ST TO MAY 25TH, 2015!
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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION
and UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN MARTÍN, ARGENTINA