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Argentina: Reform Beyond the Headlines

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Jan. 10, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm


International Republican Institute, Ronald Reagan Events Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005
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Argentina: Reform Beyond the Headlines

On January 9, the U.S. House of Representatives launched a new Argentina Caucus, the latest sign of the Argentine National Congress' relevance in Argentina and the region. Since President Mauricio Macri's rise to the presidency in December 2015, the Congress has played an active role in shaping the country's ongoing reform process. It has taken strides in renewing its leadership role in the region and demonstrated its commitment to enhancing relations with the United States in areas critical to the national security of both countries. Argentina's active legislature has captured international attention, given the country's presidency of the G-20 this year and its efforts to join the OECD.

What can we expect from Congress in the upcoming ordinary session? What role will new or returning congressional actors play in these debates? To discuss these and other topics, please join the International Republican Institute and the Wilson Center's Argentina Project for a conversation with special guests from the Argentine National Congress.

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Silvia Lospennato
National Deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann
National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Karina Banfi
National Deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Marco Lavagna
National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Juan de Dios Cincunegui
General Director of International Relations, Office of the Speaker of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies


Benjamin Gedan
Public Policy Fellow, Argentina Project

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Argentina Project

The Argentina Project of the Latin American Program, aspires to be the premiere institution for policy-relevant research on the political and economic reforms underway in Argentina. The project will be a valuable resource for senior officials in the U.S. and Argentine governments, lawmakers, investors, diplomats, and journalists.  Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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