The Argentine Network of Professionals on Foreign Policy (REDAPPE) emerged as an initiative of a group of professionals related to foreign policy. Their goal was to create a wide and plural space for debate and to discuss the elaboration of public policies oriented to a sovereign Argentine international insertion that promotes the genuine economic and social development of the country.
REDAPPE started its activities in the second semester of 2019 by holding meetings with experienced and high-level officials in international affairs. This initial stage allowed the consolidation of REDAPPE’s internal structure and the constant incorporation of new members interested in the Organization’s proposal.
The public launch of REDAPPE was the I Open Foreign Policy Forum, which was held at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in November 2019. The Forum was featured by high-level specialists and well-known academics in the international relations and foreign policy fields.
REDAPPE started its institutionalization process in 2020. It consisted on the creation of four Secretariats and the design of an Institutional Strategic Development Plan. This Plan sets REDAPPE’s mid-term goals regarding membership profiles, the creation of a federal structure, the celebration of partnership agreements with local and international organizations, universities, and sub-national governments. Six Work groups have been active since April 2020 and, so far, they have set their research lines and launched their own academic production regularly. In addition, to strengthen our commitment to the values of the organization, we incorporated a Protocol for the Prevention and Addressing of Gender Violence.
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Establish REDAPPE as a reference space in analysis and execution of foreign policy in Argentina and Latin America.
Promote analysis of Argentine foreign policy to ensure a sovereign international insertion that promotes the integral development of the Argentine Republic.
Rodrigo Gómez Tortosa
Lawyer. Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Master's degree in Latin American Social Studies (UBA) in progress. University Professor. Executive Secretary of the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances. Advisor to the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH).
Bachelor’s degree in Oriental Studies (USAL). University diploma in Development, Public Policy and Regional Integration (FLACSO). Master's degree in International Studies (UTDT) in progress. Inter-American Development Bank (BID) consultant.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Master's Degree in International Economic Relations (UBA) in progress. National Foreign Service Institute (ISEN) Scholar.
María Julieta Daffonchio
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (UBA). Master's degree in Public Policy (UTDT). University Professor. Design, evaluation and implementation of public policy consultant.
Directors of work commissions
Ambassador to the European Union. Economist (UBA), specialized in International Trade (ULB). He previously served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Undersecretary for MERCOSUR and International Economic Negotiations.
María del Carmen Squeff
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (UNR) and a master’s degree in International Politics (ULB). She previously served as Ambassador to Nigeria and France, as well as Undersecretary for Foreign Policy -Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011/14) and Undersecretary for MERCOSUR and International Economic Negotiations (2019/20).
Vice-President of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances. He served as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in charge of the Directorate of Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983/86), chaired the Argentine Delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission and served as Deputy in Buenos Aires State Congress (1987/91).
Juan Manuel Cortelletti
CHINA AND ASIAN AFFAIRS
Career diplomat, recently posted at the Argentine Embassy in the United States. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies (UNLP) and a master’s degree in International Studies (UTDT). He previously served at the Argentinian Embassies in Vietnam, Uruguay and China and as Chief of Staff of the Secretariat for International Economic Relations -Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Secretary for Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic -Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sociologist (UBA) and CONICET Researcher, he holds a master’s degree in Education (UFF Brazil). He previously served as Minister of Education, Science and Technology; national Senator; and Chair of the congressional Committee of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Deputy in the National Congress, member of the Mercosur Parliament and representative of Argentina to UNESCO's Executive Board.
Lawyer, member of the national Economic and Social Council (CES), member of the Argentine Industrial Union’s (UIA) Board of Directors and president of Salta´s province Industrial Union. She previously served as Salta’s Minister of Production, Labor and Sustainable Development. Currently President of Industrias Frigoríficas Norte Grande and General Manager of Tibet Summit Resources for Latin America.