November 20th, 2013 · The New School · New York


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The New School Observatory on Latin America (OLA) 
Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM)
are pleased to present:

 Challenges of Innovation:
Technology Development and Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America 

A Public lecture by: 
President Néstor Kirchner Fellow 2013-2014
Germán Alejandro Linzer

 Introduced by:

David E. Van Zandt
President, the New School

María Cristina Perceval
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations


OLA is pleased to welcome Germán Alejandro Linzer, President Néstor Kirchner Fellow for 2013-2014, who won the award after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service.

Linzer will present the challenges for the development of technology and intellectual property rights in Latin America. He will discuss the tensions and tradeoffs faced by Latin American countries in a highly competitive global environment for science, technology and innovation policy.

Germán Linzer is a manager of Intellectual Property Management at National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). He received a BA in economics from the University of Buenos Aires and holds a Masters in Science, Technology and Innovation Management from the National University of General Sarmiento (UNGS), Institute for Social and Economic Development (IDES), and Centro REDES.

The 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 the of South American Nations (UNASUR) in 2010.

The President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship, focused 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, November 20th, 2013  · 6:00pm
Wollman Hall, The New School
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
Map of the event


The Lecture will be in English.
Free admission, limited seating.
Reservations are required.
Please RSVP by November 18th to

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+ Learn more about Germán Linzer’s experience in New York
+ What is it like to be a President Néstor Kirchner? by Germán Linzer

Read more about the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship Program 

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION