President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship

new_school_pnkThe President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, welcomes the Ambassador of Argentina to the UN, Jorge Argüello, the PNK Fellowship Director for the OLA, Margarita Gutman, and the OLA Director Michael Cohen

PNK Fellowship has a unique and innovative profile in the region. The Fellowship focuses on training and supporting young leaders in Argentina and South America who have demonstrated commitment to both academia and public service.

This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), and as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010).

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The PNK Fellowship has the declaration of academic interest of the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU), and the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FSOC), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).

About the Fellowship

The Fellowship consists of one two-week stay at The New School in New York. The Fellowship includes: roundtrip economy air ticket from the city of residence of the fellow to New York during the dates stipulated in the implementation schedule of the Fellowship; and one payment of US$1,000 (one thousand U.S. dollars) for honorarium and living expenses.

While in New York, the Fellow will take part in the following activities: 1. Give a presentation and hold a discussion on their work in a seminar of 2 or 3 sessions which will be organized by The New School with students and professors from different disciplines (the Fellow's work will have been previously distributed in writing); 2. Meet with representatives of other universities in New York, political and civil society leaders, as based on the Fellow's background and interests; 3. Give a public lecture at The New School; and 4. Visit civil society organizations and multilateral institutions (such as the United Nations or others), local government offices, cultural centers and museums, as well as public and university libraries.

After completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow must deliver an essay between 8,000 and 15,000 words which elaborates on the discussions held, and input and suggestions received throughout the duration of the Fellowship. The essay must be presented in two versions, English and Spanish (or Portuguese), and must be submitted to The New School no later than three months after the conclusion of the Fellowship. After approval from The New School and Universidad Nacional de San Martín, the essay will be published in print and digital versions as "Working Papers" of the President Nestor Kirchner Fellowship on the websites of the organizing institutions.


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Fourth edition of PNK Fellowship. Applications will be recieved from March 1st to May 31st, 2014

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