April 3, 2005

José Ignacio García Hamilton in New York

The conference ”Bolívar, San Martin, the Improductivity and the Authoritarism of Latin America”, dictated by Dr. José Ignacio García Hamilton, Vice-President of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, was carried out last April 27 2005 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center in New York, before a distinguished group of academics and students.

During the conference, Dr. García Hamilton presented his books ”Simón, Life of Bolívar”, ”Don José”, fictional novel about the life of José de San Martín, and ”The Hispanoamerican authoritarism and the improductivity”. The audience had the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A with the author and to purchase the books after the lecture. The evening ended with a reception for the guests.

An attorney and PhD in Law and Social Science, García Hamilton is professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been a journalist and director of the newspaper La Gaceta de Tucumán. He contributes to newspapers and magazines in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, England and the United States.

The conference was organized by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center in New York; and it counted on the auspices of the The Consulate General of Argentina in New York.