The Latin America and Caribbean Centre and the LSE Global South Unit are delighted to be hosting Mr Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr Rodríguez Larreta will present a talk on the city's urban environment and global vision, given that in the following months, Buenos Aires will be hosting four major global events, namely the ILO Global Conference, the WTO Ministerial Conference, the 2018 Youth Olympics and the G20.
Mr Larreta was elected Mayor of Buenos Aires in December 2015 with more than 53% of the votes. He first started participating actively in politics in 2002 alongside Mauricio Macri, with whom he founded the PRO Party in 2005. Previously, he held several positions in the public sector, such as in the office of Investment Undersecretary of the Agrentine Ministry of Economy, General Manager of the ANSES (National Administration of Social Security), Undersecretary of Social Policies of the Social Development Secretary, in the Internal Revenue Service of PAMI (the biggest Social Care Department in Latin America), Financial Controller at the Institute for Social Security of the Province of Buenos Aires and General Director of the General Tax Office.
Mr Larreta holds a Licentiate degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1988) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University (1993).
Dr Ryan Centner is Assistant Professor of Urban Geography at the LSE. He has been engaged in multi-year fieldwork in Buenos Aires, and has published on urban change, neighbourhood redevelopment and transformations in politics in the Argentine capital, as well as other Latin American cities.
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