November 17th, 2016
Programme: Good Bye Lenin 2016
The programme took place from November 1 to 17 with a total of nine classes. Primarily directed at students and university graduates younger than 25 years, the programme elaborated the development of socialism in Eastern and Central Europe between 1917 and 1989, the transition to communism and the cases of the remaining dictatorships in Cuba and North Korea. A wide range of lecturers participated in the programme including historian Ricardo López Göttig, Professor Fernando Ruiz, the representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Argentina, film critic Pablo de Vita, Sociologist Gabriel Palumbo, Political Scientist Agustín Menédez, the ambassador of Geogria and the President of CADAL.
November 16th, 2016
Human Rights after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, CADAL organized the conference "Human Rights after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Old and New Challenges" in Uruguay with keynote speakers Alvaro Garcé and Soledad Garcia Muñóz.
October 18th, 2016
Swedish ex diplomat receives award in Prague
In the framework of the 20° edition of the Forum 2000, Micael Lagergren received from the hands of Cuban democratic activists in the Zofin palace in Prague, the award to committed diplomacy in Cuba 2015. Lagergren worked as the third secretary of the Sweden embassy in Cuba form May 2010 to April 2015.
August 23th, 2016
Conference in the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism
The fourth edition of this conference was distinguished by the presentation of various panels, some of them dealt with “Antisemitism: remnant of the past, stories of the present” while other focused on the violation of human rights in a number of countries, such as North Korea, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Venezuela or Nicaragua. The opening remarks were made by Claudio Avruj and Graciela Fernandez Meijide and the conference was closed by Günter Nooke. This activity was sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and received the institutional support of Forum 2000, UN Watch, Equatorial Guinea Justice, International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK).
July 5th, 2016
An Unfinished Dialogue between Osvaldo Paya and Vaclav Havel - Cuba in 2016
Martin Palouš He belonged to the original signatories of Charter 77, served as its spokesperson in 1986 and participated at the creation of Civic Forum during the Velvet Revolution (November 1989). After the fall of Communism he was a member of Parlament, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. During his stay in Argentina he was declared Honor Guest of the City of Buenos Aires.
April 6th, 2016
Havel documentary was screened at Universidad de Belgrano
The studies program of International Relations at Universidad de Belgrano and the Vaclav Havel Institute of CADAL organized the presentation of the documentary "Life as Vaclav Havel," directed by Andrea Sedláčková.
March 18th, 2016
13 years after the Cuban Black Spring
CADAL´s Program for International Democratic Solidarity organized a conference on the Cuban legal system and the challenges of political opening thirteen years after the crackdown on Cuban dissidents that culminated in 75 activists sentenced to long prison terms.
November 17th, 2015
Good Bye Lenin program 2015
The program was given from November, 3th to 17th in five days and was attended by young students and university graduates under 25 interested in the socialist experience in Central and Eastern Europe between 1917-1989, the transitions from communism and regional cases and the most emblematic international remaining dictatorships.
October 2th, 2015
China, the new global player
With the participation of Spanish journalist Juan Pablo Cardenal, a 6-hour-seminar on the internationalization of China was held at the headquarters of CADAL. The subjects analyzed were: Exploitation of natural resources, business success of the Chinese communities abroad, China's contribution to development, the arrival of China to global markets, and the Western claudication on the topic of human rights. The activity was sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
September 7th, 2015
CADAL’s project on anti-Semitism Declared of interest
Ricardo Lopez Göttig, academic counselor of CADAL, received from Representative Cecilia de la Torre, the award given to CADAL by the Buenos Aires legislature which declared of interest for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights the project on fighting anti-Semitism and promoting religious tolerance.
August 24th, 2015
Conference on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism
In its third edition, journalist and foreign policy analyst Jorge Elias, the Chairman of DAIA Julio Schlosser and the Catholic intellectual and Cuban dissident Dagoberto Valdes served as guest speakers. Also, a diplomat from the embassy of Romania read a message and the Consul of the Czech Republic in Buenos Aires closed the event. The conference was sponsored by the embassies of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the following entities: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Delegation of Argentine Israeli Associations (DAIA), Forum 2000, People In Need, UN Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
March 18th, 2015
Latin America, Cuba and the United States
Journalist Jorge Elias and Manuel Cuesta Morua, spokesman of Arco Progresista in Cuba, analyzed the announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States and the role of Latin America.
March 17th, 2015
Cuesta Morua presented his book in Santiago de Chile
Sergio Bitar, Víctor Manuel Rebolledo and the author, Manuel Cuesta Morua, participated as speakers.
March 12th, 2015
Progressive essays from Cuba
Manuel Cuesta Morua’s book was published by CADAL’s Puente Democrático program, and has the prologue of Haroldo Dilla Alfonso and was presented at CADAL’s office with the presence of the author and comments by Fernando Pedrosa and Maria Matilde Ollier.
February 24th, 2015
Presentation of anti-Semitism monitor
With the participation as speakers of jurist Eduardo Bertoni and historian Ricardo López Göttig, CADAL presented at its office the Annual Report 2014 of Monitoring of anti-Semitic comments on media websites in Argentina. The introduction was given by Gabriel C. Salvia, president of the Center for Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) and co-author of the report.
November 10th, 2014
From authoritarianism to democracy: the Polish experience
CADAL presented in the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires the book “From authoritarianism to democracy: the Polish experience”, co-edited with Lech Wałęsa Institute and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. The book presentation was in charge of Jacek Bazanski, Ambassador of Poland in Argentina, and the comments were by the economist Eduardo Amadeo and the historian Ricardo López Göttig.
November 8th, 2014
Good Bye Lenin Program
Historian Ricardo López Göttig, academic counselor of CADAL, hold the classes of this year’s edition of the “Good bye Lenin Program: The socialist experience in Central and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989” which took place at the University of CEMA, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
August 29th, 2014
Origin, myths and influences of anti-Semitism in the world at the University of Palermo
The fourth talk on “Origin, myths and influences of anti-Semitism in the world” was held, this time at the University of Palermo.This activity is part of the project ''Combating Anti-Semitism and Promotion of Religious Tolerance in South America'' and the talks are given by the historian Ricardo López Göttig.
August 28th, 2014
The initiative Constitutional Consensus in Cuba
The Constitutional Consensus in Cuba promotes fundamental changes which are driven by and from the project to provide the country with a rule of law and a democratic constitution. The conference, organized by CADAL, was attended by Leonardo Calvo Cárdenas (Arco Progresista de Cuba), Fernando Palacio Mogar (Partido Liberal Nacional Cubano) and Ricardo M. Rojas, author of the book “Elementos de teoría constitucional y una propuesta para Cuba”.
August 27th, 2014
Cuba and the challenges of transition
The Cuban democratic activists Leonardo Calvo Cárdenas (Arco Progresista) and Fernando Palacio Mogar (Partido Liberal Nacional) participated in the meeting, which was held in the Municipality of Vicente Lopez.