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Argentine Studies Program
In 2020, ILAS established a new Argentine Studies Program. Building upon the strengths of ILAS’s faculty, including its director, and student interest in Argentina and the Southern Cone, and leveraging ILAS’ connections with the Columbia Global Center Santiago and the work of twenty faculty working on Argentina, the Argentine Studies Program aims to stimulate discussion, research, and collaboration on and off campus about the country and the region, and to provide opportunities for Argentine scholars and decision makers. The Argentine Studies Program currently involves two main initiates, a new Argentine Studies Visiting Fellowship Program and the creation of a Women’s Leadership Network. The Argentine Studies program has also organized a variety of events about Argentina.
Our Academic Mission
The goal of this network is to foster women’s participation in position of decision-making including political, economic, scientific, labor, communication, NGOs, and social activities. To achieve these aims, we have created a network of women leadership that aims promote a gender perspective across and achieve equal opportunities. Participants include national legislators, business leaders, NGO directors, public officers in charge of state-owned enterprises and in high government positions, scholars, journalist, and labor representatives.
The recently established Argentine Studies Visiting Fellowship Program provides unique funded opportunities for scholars and scientists in Argentina interested in spending two months at Columbia while engaging in public policy-related research, attending and contributing to public programming, interacting with faculty and students, and participating in courses. Faculty from Argentinian universities are also eligible to apply for ILAS’ Tinker Visiting Professorship.
We organize a variety of events every year focused on political, economic, and sociocultural aspects of Argentina, leveraging the diverse expertise of Columbia faculty and visiting scholars”. Recent highlights include a webinar organized in collaboration with the Global Centers on "Argentina Between COVID-19 and a Sovereign Debt Crisis," with the participation of Martin Guzman (Minister of the Economy of Argentina), Jeffrey Sachs (University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University), and Martin Uribe (Professor of Economics at Columbia University).