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New School’s Observatory on Latin America Presents a New Fellow


On Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m., the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of The New School and the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) will present a public lecture by Cecilia María Minaverry of Argentina, this year’s President Néstor Kirchner Fellow. The program, “The Unresolved Foreign Investment Disputes: The Challenge of International Institutions,” will feature introductions by New School president David Van Zandt and ambassador to Argentina José Luis Pérez Gabilando.

The talk will present controversial cases from the International Center for Investment Disputes at the World Bank, which occurred during and after the 2001 fiscal crisis in Argentina. These cases have since raised questions about the merit of various mechanisms used to resolve international disputes.

A lawyer specializing in tax law at the Federal Public Revenues Administration in the province of Córdoba in Argentina, Minaverry holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of the Basque Country. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate of law and social sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

The President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship focuses on the training of young leaders in South America, and is organized by both OLA of The New School and UNSAM. The fellowship recognizes the former President Néstor Kirchner’s achievements and accomplishments during his time as president of Argentina from 2003-2007.

The event takes place on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Orozco Room at The New School on 66 West 12 Street on the 7th floor. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required by November 12 to ola@newschool.edu.

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