August 21st: 

Barbara Grünenfelder has a Ph.D in cultural anthropology and has taught undergraduate and graduate students the “multiplication tables” of gender, sex, and sexuality. She has advised agricultural extension agents, security personnel, medical and law professionals – among others – on the importance of conceptually and methodologically separating sex and gender in their daily work lives [no pun intended]. 

Her ethnographic research in the Andes, and her academic interests in questions of ideology (religious and otherwise) have informed her theoretical understanding of gender as a process, not just a static and immutable category based on the biological characteristics of a human being. Research into the ethnographically documented variety of sexual ideologies and the marital laws and mores of non-western cultures helped anthropologists reform popular and “scientific” concepts, based on aristotelian duality, which relegate non-heterosexual behavior, and “transsexual” and “transgender” people to the realm of “the other.”

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.

 

 

 

 

July 17th: 

Jaqueline Pels is professor of marketing at the University Torcuato Di Tella Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her research experience is in the areas of inclusive business, emerging economies, marketing theory, and the relationship between ecology, marketing, and consumer behavior.

Her work draws attention to the importance for business practices to be in tune with our planet’s increasingly complex ecosystems and their fragile balance. This also includes directing marketing efforts to acknowledge and address the socio-economic inequalities existing among consumers, especially in emerging markets.

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.

 

 

 

June 19th: Guillermina Lazzaro has always been passionate about the changes that civil society can make. She has been leading Ronald McDonald House Charities in Argentina as Executive Director since 2013.  She is also a member of the RMHC Global Advisory Council. The mission of the RMcD House is to provide affordable lodging to families near the hospitals where their children are in-patients or are undergoing long treatments. The organization enables family members who live far from the hospitals pay regular visits to their children during medical treatment.

Guillermina Lazzaro teaches “Civil Society Organizations” in a Political Science Degree at Universidad Austral, and she sits on the advisory board of a women’s empowerment organization. In addition, Guillermina holds membership in various advocacy groups. 

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.

 

 

 

May 15th:  Finnish Ambassador Teemu Turunen is going to discuss  the current Finnish education system which has served as a fascinating, much debated, and inspiring topic for specialists and the general public alike. What are the effects of paying teacher excellent wages, letting them decide on curricular content, and  giving children time to play and roam ? We shall find out fascinating details about educational methods and policy strategies in a country that has emerged as a leader in the field.

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.

April 17th:  Eduardo Weber is an internet blockchain pioneer and will bring us up to date on the rapidly accelerating world of cryptocurrencies. Eduardo will speak to us about blockchain, the technology propelling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium that have taken the stock market by storm. 

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.

March 20th Elena Inés Highton, Vice-President of Argentina’s Supreme Court of Justice, and responsible Magistrate for the Office of Domestic Violence, will be the opening speaker for the year 2018, during the Month of March, when we celebrate Women’s achievements in society and reflect on the many areas where gender based inequality, discrimination, and violence still persist.

NEW VENUE: “PALACIO BALCARCE” Quintana 161, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, just a block from Pur Sang.