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UW-CC Center Hosts Speaker on Argentinian Dispute

November 14, 2013

Ricardo Arredondo, deputy consul general of the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming  Outreach Building, 951 N Poplar in Casper.

His presentation, hosted by the UW/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, will focus on the question of the Malvinas Islands: a story of colonialism.

A colonial conflict that began 180 years ago remains unsolved. In 1833, British naval forces expelled Argentina’s legitimate authorities and population from the Malvinas Islands. However, the issue of sovereignty, which lies at the heart of the dispute, has not yet been resolved. Arredondo will explain the history behind this dispute, how it evolved, and the current situation that is not only a bilateral dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom, but a regional and global cause.

Arredondo is a professor of public international law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, and a member of the Argentine Foreign Service. He regularly lectures in Latin America, Europe and the United States on international law, particularly on legal aspects of the use of force and responsibility-to-protect issues.

He has received awards from various professional associations, including the Elena Holmberg Medal and the Raul Prebisch Medal by the Foreign Service Institute of Argentina. As a member of the Argentine Foreign Service, he has served at the Argentine embassies before the United Kingdom and Spain.

For information, contact the UW/CC Center at (307) 268-2713.

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