24 March 2016 HUMAN RIGHTS
Conference at University College London to mark 40th anniversary of 1976 coup

On Argentina’s National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, UCL’s Institute of the Americas organised an academic conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup. Ambassador R. Carlos Sersale di Cerisano attended the event.

The conference, entitled “Rethinking the «proceso»: the Argentine dictatorship in perspective (1976-1983)”, brought together researchers from British and Argentine institutions to speak about the historic, political, economic and legal aspects of the question. The Argentine institutions represented at the conference included the Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and the universities Tres de Febrero, Torcuato Di Tella, Comahue and Patagonia San Juan Bosco. Attending from the UK were the universities of Bath, Liverpool, Saint Andrews and UCL itself. Also attending from the USA and Belgium were the San Diego and Wisconsin universities, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The conference provided an opportunity for the Embassy to engage with British academics specialising in human rights, a field where Argentina and the UK share many standpoints at international institutions such.

The closing words were given by the Director of the Malvinas Museum, Federico Lorenz, who reflected on the place of the Malvinas Question in Argentine culture and society from 1982 to the present day.

UCL’s Institute of American Studies is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions.

You can access the full conference programme by clicking here.