Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell (2013) was instrumental in organizing a forum on the work of Guillermo O’Donnell to commemorate the first anniversary of the distinguished political scientist’s death. Held in Buenos Aires on November 29, 2012, the event took the form of a debate focusing on a theme dear to Guillermo’s heart—the future of democracy in Argentina.

“Scholars from political science, law, economics, and the policy world praised Guillermo’s work on democratization in Argentina for its far–reaching impact, finding his assessment of the current weaknesses of political institutions and the rule of law to be well grounded,” said Ippolito-O’Donnell.

Former Visiting Fellow Ruben Lo Vuolo (Spring ‘93), an economist who directs CIEPP (Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Políticas Públicas), was among the participants.

Sponsors included the Argentine National Association of Political Scientists (ANAP), the University of Bologna-Buenos Aires, which hosted the forum, several other local universities, and the Kellogg Institute.