Savannah Council on World Affairs Lecture Series

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, April 15th, 2024

We are excited to offer our next 
program on
ThursdayApril 25 at 7:30pm ET.
Social Time Starts at 7:00pm

Professor Patricio DellaGiovanna, Professor and Project Coordinator of the Center for International Studies (CEI) at the Pontifical Catholic University Of Argentina, Buenos Aires will present:

"Argentina Politics and Economy, and the Direct Influence of World Powers in South America"

Argentina, a key global actor, has become a center of attention for foreign investors after the unexpected electoral victory of President Javier Milei.  Argentina faces great challenges: rampant inflation, currency depreciation, and a sharp increase in poverty, accompanied by a rise in organized crime related to drug trafficking.  But it benefits from support from the U.S., Europe and international financial institutions; it is rich in critical natural resources, a major food producer to the world, and a gateway to Antarctica. China and Russia are competing for influence in Argentina; President Milei talks about a strategic alliance with the U.S. The course of Argentina’s economic reform will affect this competition for influence.  Professor Patricio Dellagiovanna, who is visiting Savannah as a member of an Argentinian Rotary delegation, will bring you real time analysis of all this and its significance for U.S. relations with South America more broadly.

We will meet at the Skidaway Community Church
(Previously known as the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church)

50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah 3141

Professor Patricio DellaGiovanna is an International Relations professional and academic, who specializes in sustainable green development and international parliamentary cooperation.  He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations of Europe and Latin America from the University of Bologna, where he was a fellow and resident researcher.  He is also a PhD candidate in Medieval, Modern, Contemporary and American History at the University of Salamanca.

Currently, Patricio is a Project Development Coordinator at the Center for International Studies (CEI) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), where he is also assistant professor of Introduction to International Relations and History of International Relations. In addition, he is the Academic Director of the International Seminar on Parliamentary Diplomacy, an initiative that studies the role of legislative bodies in international relations.

For the 2021-2022 academic term, he was an Affiliate Fellow at the Council on Latin American Studies and Iberian Studies, and Visiting Assistant in Research at the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University.