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18:00 - 20:00 24 October 2017

Assessing Argentina’s October 2017 mid-term elections


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Ana Margheritis, Reader in International Relations, University of Southampton, Dr Ana Margheritis is Reader in International Relations at the University of Southampton and Associate Fellow at the ILAS, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK. She previously worked at University of Florida, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Tulane University in the US, as well as Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. She also hold visiting positions in France, Spain, Italy, the US, Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador. She is the author of four sole-authored books (Migration Governance across Regions. State-Diaspora Relations in the Latin American-Southern Europe Corridor; Argentina’s Foreign Policy: Domestic Politics and Democracy Promotion in the Americas; Adjustment and Reform in Argentina, 19
Dr Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos, Associate Professor, Nuffield College, Oxford, Dr Ezequiel González Ocantos (Ph.D. Notre Dame, 2012) is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics & IR and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, at the University of Oxford. His book Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2016) won best book awards from the American Political Science Association, the Latin American Studies Association and the International Studies Association. Ezequiel has also published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and Comparative Politics, among other journals. His research focuses on the impact of international law on domestic judicial politics in Latin America.
Professor Francisco Panizza, Professor in Latin American&Comparative Politics, LSE, Professor Francisco Panizza is Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics at the LSE. Francisco Panizza was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied law. He has an MA and a PhD in Politics from the University of Essex. From 1991 to 1995 he was a researcher in the Research Department of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. He joined the Department of Government in 1995. He is the co-editor of Routledge Series Conceptualizing Comparative Politics.
Dr Jill Hedges, Deputy Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica, Dr Jill Hedges is Deputy Director of Analysis at Oxford Analytica, where she has been Senior Analyst for Latin America since 2001. Previously she was editorial manager of business information service Esmerk Argentina and a member of Amnesty International's Americas Research Department. She holds a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool, and her books Argentina: A Modern History and Evita: The Life of Eva Perón, were published by I B Tauris in 2011 and 2016, respectively.

This panel discussion will assess the outcome of Argentina’s legislative elections on 22 October 2017. For some, the mid-term elections is a gauge of the chances of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to stage a political comeback, as well as a vital political test for the agenda of current president Mauricio Macri. Given the highly polarised context of contemporary Argentine politics, the election comes at a crucial moment. We are therefore delighted to welcome to the Institute a distinguished panel of experts on Argentine politics to discuss the election results and future trajectories for the country.


Oscar Martinez
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