Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 ∙ The New School, New York

ola2012marsantoroposterfinal29feb s letterThe Observatory on Latin America (OLA) welcomed Erika Paredes Sánchez and Mauricio Santoro Rocha, President Néstor Kirchner Fellows for 2011-2012. Both were awarded a Fellowship after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service

Erika Paredes Sánchez holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, and is currently working with the Government of Ecuador where she is focused on the environmental initiative, Yasuní-ITT. Previously, she worked at UNDP in Quito as a consultant on Capacity Development and Aid Effectiveness, as well as a Program Analyst in Monitoring and Evaluation. She also co-authored the book The Application of UNDP/ART’s governance and local development methodology in Latin America.

Mauricio Santoro Rocha is a journalist and holds a PhD in Political Science. He is a Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Previously, he was a reporter for the Brazilian newspaper O Globo and was an International Cooperation Officer in the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis (IBASE). He has worked in the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and was a member of the National Youth Council of the Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Republic. Additionally, Mr. Rocha is the author of Contemporary Dictatorships (forthcoming, in Portuguese) and of 20 academic papers and book chapters.

The Fellows were introduced by David Scobey, Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement, and José Luis Pérez Gabilondo, Ambassador, Consul General of Argentina in New York.



6:00pm  ♦  Welcome
                    Margarita Gutman
                    OLA Director of the
                    President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship

                ♦  Introductions
                    David Scobey
                    Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement

                    José Luis Pérez Gabilondo
                    Consul General of Argentina in New York

6:30pm   ♦  The Union of South American Nations:
                     At the Onset of Socio-Regional Integration
                     Erika Paredes Sánchez
                     Second President Néstor Kirchner Fellow

6:55pm   ♦  Democracy and Foreign Policy in Brazil
                     Mauricio Santoro Rocha
                     Third Presidente Néstor Kirchner Fellow

7:25pm   ♦   Discussion

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, 6pm.
Orozco Room – The New School.
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor.
New York, NY.
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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION