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Event, “Book Launch: Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Diálogos sobre Europa”, to be held at AS/COA in NYC this evening, 08 June, 2015, at 6pm


The event, “Book Launch: Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Diálogos sobre Europa” will be held at AS/COA (of which Interlitq is a Collaborating Institution) in NYC this evening, 08 June, 2015, at 6pm:

The book Diálogos sobre Europa analyzes Europe’s recent history and current political and economic situation. The work incorporates interviews with leaders of the region, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe González, leaders of rising Spanish political party Podemos, former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, and former President of Portugal Mario Soares. Diálogos sobre Europa also references Latin America, with personalities such as former President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique Iglesias and Argentine economist and former Ambassador to France Aldo Ferrer contributing to the preface of the book.

Author Jorge Argüello has served as the ambassador of Argentina to Portugal and Cape Verde since 2013. He is former ambassador to the U.S. and former permanent representative to the U.N.


  • Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Argentina to Portugal
  • José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Professional Practice of International Affairs, Columbia University
  • Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research

Registration fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants. Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Mercedes Laxague | | 1-212-277-8382
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira || 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 5, 2015

Event: “Out and Discriminated Against? LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace” to be held at Americas Society/Council of the Americas in NYC on 06 November

(Image: Les Chatfield)

(Image: Les Chatfield)


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Event: “Out and Discriminated Against? LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace” is to be held at AS/COA, of which Interlitq is a collaborating institution, in NYC on 06 November, with registration at 6pm.

The Americas have made strides in LGBTQ rights—a taboo until recently. Buenos Aires has become one of the world’s most popular gay destinations, while Brazil broadcast its first-ever gay male kiss in a prime-time series earlier this year. In the past decade, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Uruguay passed national same-sex marriage legislation.

As the region moves toward more equality, much work remains to be done in regards to LGBTQ rights in the workplace. Most countries in the region lack legislation preventing LGBTQ workers from discrimination, as do most U.S. states. As a result, employees can be fired based on their sexual identities. Four in 10 gays in the United States have faced harassment or other forms of discrimination in their workplace. In Mexico and Colombia, openly serving in the military is still a challenge.

Join the YPA and the Princeton University’s Bisexual, Transgendered, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni Association (BTGALA) for a panel discussion on LGBTQ rights in the workplace. Panelists will discuss the challenges in advancing LGBTQ rights in professional settings as well as how to navigate the work environment as an LGBTQ.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Susan Neisloss, President, Big Bite, Inc.


  • Shawn Cowls, President, FFR/Princeton BTGALA
  • Imani Keith Henry,  Principal, OD for the People
  • Ross Murray, Program Director, GLAAD
  • Alexandra Parker, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s
  • Brian Sims, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Registration Fee: $10

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