Argentina’s 2015 Presidential Election Speaker Series

Date: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Argentina will elect a new president in October 2015. With the end of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s tenure in office, electoral results and the prospects for governance after the election are uncertain. How much change will there be with next government? What will the main governing challenges be? What will happen with the current political parties? What are the prospects for Argentine citizens after 2015? In this series we invite the candidates to address these and other questions in an open debate.

Jorge Altamira, Presidential Pre-Candidate, Left Front- Workers’ Party (Frente de Izquierda -Partido Obrero)

Moderated by Candelaria Garay, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Jorge Altamira is one of the main political leaders of the Argentine socialist left. He has run as presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party five times since 1989. In 2011 he ran as the presidential candidate of Left Front coalition. He has served as a member of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and promoted several important pieces of labor legislation. 

Also in this series: April 6 Ernesto Sanz

Free and open to the public (refreshments will be served). The talk will be in Spanish.