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New Citizenship Rights in Latin America

The event will take place in Klein Conference Room, Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.

President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship  Public Lectures by President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2017-2018

Addressing the Digital Gap in Colombia
Patricia Martinez Coral


Co-Responsibility as a Security Paradigm in Mexico
Casandra Castorena Sánchez

Introduced and moderated by:

Mary Watson
Executive Dean of NSPE, The New School

 Fellows will be presented by:

Maria Isabel Nieto Jaramillo
Consul General, Colombian Consulate in New York

Diego Gómez Pickering
Consul General, Mexican Consulate in New York

The New School Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to present, in this 7th consecutive year of the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship, the 2017-2018 Fellows: Patricia Martinez Coral and Casandra Castorena Sánchez, who were awarded this Fellowship after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service.

Addressing the Digital Gap in Colombia, by Patricia Martinez Coral

Ms. Martinez research focuses on the digital gap in Colombia’s rural communities. She analyzes how institutional design and technological bias add to the conditions of exclusion in Colombia.

Ms. Martinez holds a PhD in Political Studies as well as an MA in Public Policy from Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Co-Responsibility as a Security Paradigm in Mexico, by Casandra Castorena Sánchez

Ms. Castorena research in citizen security focuses on the different types of violence prevalent in Latin America and the Caribbean. She argues for a new co-responsibility paradigm in the design of public policies that address the security needs of citizens.

Ms. Castorena holds a BA in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is a Master’s candidate at UNAM.

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. Since 2015 the PNK Fellowship has been expanded to all Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Orozco Room | The New School
66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
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A Reception will be held at 8:00 pm
University Center, Faculty Lounge | The New School
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The Lecture will be in English.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Reservations are required.
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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION

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