November 13th, 2015 · The New School · New York
Analia Calero, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, successfully completed a two-week academic exchange at The New School. During this Fellowship, Analia worked to deepen her research on youth and inequality in Argentina. She sought to present a more complete picture of the policies implemented in the country in the last 12 years, aimed to reduce different types of gaps affecting Argentinian youth, particularly regarding employment and education.
Analia works as Principal Analyst at the Employment and Social Protection Ministry of Economy, which is part of the National Office of Macroeconomic Policy of Argentina. She is pursuing a PhD in Economics from the National University of La Plata.
During Analia’s two weeks in New York City, she had the opportunity to present her work and receive feedback from New School faculty and students in two seminars and as a guest lecturer in Economic Development in Latin America, a graduate-level course in the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs. She also met individually with academics and practitioners in her field.
Seminars with The New School Community
The closed-door seminars with New School faculty and students, represent an opportunity for the Fellow to receive detailed feedback on their ongoing research and to prepare for their final presentation.
On November 3rd 2015 Analia had her first seminar with professors Charles Allison, Chris London, Barry Herman, Alec Gershberg, Michael Cohen, and Margarita Gutman in attendance. PhD Students Lena Simet, David López García and Cristina Handal González were also present for the seminar. Analia started with a brief overview about youth in Latin America and the Caribbean explaining how women and men between ages 15-24 have insufficient opportunities in the labor market. Several important questions were raised by the group, including the criteria used to measure gender opportunities.
Professors Lucas Gonzalez and Marcelo Bufacchi from Universidad Nacional de San Martín, as well as Michael Cohen and Margarita Gutman attended the second seminar, held on November 9th, 2015. Masters and PhD students, Mónica Hernandez, Martha Jaimes, Maria Carrizosa, Coordinator of OLA, Francisca Paz y Miño, and OLA’s Program Associate Georgina Vázquez De Los Reyes joined them. During the seminar she received comments on the structure of the presentation and on elaborating her own position as a researcher. She also received suggestions to strengthen her analysis on the impact of inequality reduction policies.
Interviews and Visits in New York
Analia spent most of her time meeting with experts in the fields of youth and economic development. She met with Michael Cohen, Director of the Observatory on Latin America and Founding Director of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School; Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; Milano Professors: Erica Khol Arenas, Peter Lucas, Terry Williams, David Howell, Darrick Hamilton, Nitin Sawhney, and PhD student Samantha Cocco-Klein. She also met with faculty from The New School for Social Research Anwar Shaikh and Theresa Ghilarducci, both Professors of Economics; Victoria Lawson from CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance; Gulelat Kebede from UN Habitat in New York; Juan Obarrio from Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina; and with Ambassador José Luis Pérez Gabilondo Consul General of Argentina in New York.
On November 11th, 2015, Analia Calero presented her research in a Public Lecture titled “Youth and Multidimensional Inequality: The case of Argentina 2004-2014 in the Latin American context” held in the Orozco Room at The New School. New School President David Van Zandt and Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Ambassador María Cristina Perceval introduced Analia. For more information about the public lecture follow this link.
The PNK Fellowship has been expanded to all Latin American and Caribbean countries, and will award four fellowships for 2016-2017!Information is open, and submissions are received from March 1st to May 23rd, 2016
This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION
and UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN MARTÍN, ARGENTINA