The Falklands/Malvinas Islands. The Invisible Story and the Peace Path, Step by Step, in a New Framework: The MAFALDAPP

Date: 

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

19 de Mayo 1982. El conflicto. De una victoria diplomática a una derrota militar.La traición en la Argentina. Sus responsables. Es posible la Paz?. The road ahead.

Speakers: Wenceslao Bunge, former DRCLAS Visiting Scholar (2015-16); Lucas Urbisaia, Harvard College 2018; Nick Wood, Harvard College 2017.

Moderator: Ned Strong, Executive Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

The event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Argentine Student Society (HASS) and Asociación de Argentinos en Nueva Inglaterra (AANI).

Wenceslao Hernan Marcos Bunge, (Wences) is an Argentine businessman and Harvard Business School graduate (PMD). Intelligence services have described him as “the unofficial diplomatic representative” of Argentine Brigadier Basilio Lami - Dozo, junta member and commander in chief of the Argentine Air Force. On the eve of the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands War, Wenceslao was appointed to conduct back channel negotiations to prevent a war with the UK.  In 1979 he founded the Fundación del Hemisferio, dedicated to the advancement of bilateral issues between the United States and Argentina. Jointly with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service he co-founded The Argentine - American Forum in 1980, conceived to promote a greater exchange and closer understanding of the two nations. He served as member of the International advisory board of Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs (CFIA). Active in the private sector, he represented the McDonnell Douglas Corporation; developed  the Argentine National Corporate Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP); was a World Bank consultant, and Director and Board member of OCASA (a national and International clearing house and package shipment corporation;) director and Board member of Vinos Argentinos S.A. (the international Argentine Wine conglomerate).