Buenos Aires: January 9-11, 2015

THE ARGENTINE CRISIS: POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC?

We invite you to come enjoy the sites, cuisines, and political and economic challenges of beautiful, sunny Argentina with your fellow GMAP alumni, current students, and faculty this January at our 6th GMAP Alumni Weekend. We could not be happier to be back in Buenos Aires at this crucial juncture in Argentina’s history. This time we want for all of you to share in the critical examination of the country’s situation. What are the root causes of the current crisis, and what might be potential ways to alleviate it? Are prospects bleak, or is there cause for optimism? We hope you will come delve into these and other questions with GMAPers and Argentine experts.

Challenge your assumptions 

Throughout the weekend in Buenos Aires, you will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with Argentine and regional leaders of politics and business, discussing with them and your fellow GMAPers the causes and potential resolutions to the current Argentine crisis. The weekend will officially open on Friday evening with a reception and dinner for GMAP Alumni and Students, and a keynote address by Juan Manuel Urtubey, Governor of Salta Province and Presidential Candidate, to begin the conversation around the current state of affairs in Argentina. During the Saturday and Sunday continuing education sessions, you will have the opportunity to examine both the political and economic contexts of the crisis, combining your knowledge, the experience of the local experts, and the collective thinking of your fellow alumni, to think deeply about the challenges and opportunities facing Argentina, and the potential implications elsewhere in the world.

Get to know vibrant Buenos Aires

An important part of the GMAP Alumni Weekend experience is getting to know a location not just on an intellectual level, but on a cultural one as well. On arrival you will see the luxurious and trendy Puerto Madero area, and join a welcome reception and dinner will be held with the current GMAP class and the GMAP faculty at the exclusive Hotel Madero, where our Alumni Weekend will be held.

On Saturday, after a morning of continuing education sessions, we will spend the afternoon in the beautiful Argentine countryside, basking in the country’s exquisite natural beauty and exploring Tigre and the Paraná River Delta area. On Sunday, the day’s continuing education sessions will include a lunch session on the leadership role of Pope Francis, the first ever Pope from Latin America, shared with the current GMAP class and led by Fletcher Alumnus Luis Rosales, an Argentine politician and political journalist, who has recently published a book on the current pope, “Francis: a Pope for Our Time.”

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to get to know Buenos Aires, with free time to enjoy the many varied, storied neighborhoods of the city, or perhaps to relax and take advantage of the luxurious facilities at our hotel. Before saying farewell, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants with your fellow alumni.

As you have come to expect, we will share our wonderful conversation over some of the best food and drink that Argentina has to offer- and with its famed wine and steak, it will be an Alumni Weekend you will not want to miss! Though a weekend may seem like a short time, in true GMAP fashion every moment will be well spent, and you will leave with new contacts and friendships, rekindled old connections, and an appreciation of the most crucial regional challenges facing Argentina and their implications beyond the Argentine borders.

Events during the weekend will include

-Welcome Reception and Dinner with alumni, current students, faculty, and Juan Manuel Urtubey, Governor of Salta Province and Presidential Candidate
-Continuing education, including sessions with Dean Nutter and Luis Rosales, F98
-Day trip to Tigre and the Paranaacute River Delta with current students and faculty
-Informal networking dinner with current students and faculty
-Intimate farewell dinner for Alumni

Accommodations 

The Buenos Aires Residency and Alumni Weekend will take place in the prestigious, 5-star Hotel Madero. Located in the exclusive Puero Madero district of Buenos Aires, with some of the city’s most modern architecture, it is approximately 45 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions such as the Plaza del Mayo and the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. Continuing education sessions will take place at the hotel, as well as some meals.

Rooms are available to GMAP alumni during the Alumni Weekend at a special discounted rate of $150 USD + tax per night (including breakfast; subject to availability). We encourage you to book early to ensure you receive the Alumni rate. You may sign up through our registation sitePlease contact Mariana Stoyancheva at mariana.stoyancheva@tufts.edu for details.

 

Registration 

The cost of the Alumni Weekend is $475 per person. This comprehensive charge includes all lunches and dinners during the weekend both in the hotel and at events at top local restaurants (including wine and beer)*; daily coffee breaks; all continuing education sessions (with a certificate issued upon completion); a sightseeing tour; any additionally scheduled social events; transportation to and from official events. Not included in the cost of the weekend is airfare, travel to and from the airport, and hotel accommodations.

Friends and family of GMAP alumni are also invited to join in the weekend at the same price as alumni. Current students of GMAP enjoy a reduced rate of $400 for the weekend.

Please note that events schedule during the weekend are subject to change.
*Because breakfast is included in the special hotel rate extended to alumni, breakfast is available to all guests staying at the Hotel Madero.