"This Fellowship is a simple and grandiose opportunity. It is for everyone - as much for those who believe that Néstor Kirchner was a transformer and who share his ideas, as well as for those who don’t. Regardless of the place in which one finds onself, to be a “PNK Fellow” implies a responsibility to form and utilize all that is learned as a tool for the benefit of the majority within our respective countries and our region, wherever it may touch us. It means to be a professional engaged with one’s ideas. It means to take care of the place that we occupy and that we can occupy in the story of our people."
"Being a President Néstor Kirchner fellow is a privilege for every Latin American citizen. It is a privilege that reflects the interest and commitment to the projects, strategies and policies that are being implemented in South America. It is a privilege, because as fellows we feel deeply honored to know that we are representing academics and researchers at the highest level of the region. Being a Néstor Kirchner candidate and a fellow is an achievement in itself, because it means that we are working by and for the region."
"We should never study alone, for there is the risk to be too sure of our thoughts. "Fellow" it is not a just a word which reminds us of scholarships, but also of a sense of community, of a feeling of belonging. The experience to be part of the first class of the Néstor Kirchner Fellowship was a thrilling opportunity to research in an outstanding academic institution such as the New School University, and at the same time a chance to confirm a commitment to public engagement in the greatest task of my generation: the consolidation and enlargement of young Latin American democracies."