Understanding Argentina Elections Panel Discussion

When and Where

Thursday, November 16, 2023 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Faculty of Law
Queens Park Crescent W, Toronto, ON


This panel will examine the political and historical context of the Argentinian run-off election for president being held November 19, 2023. The two candidates facing off will be Sergio Massa of the ruling Unión por la Patria (Union for the Homeland) and Javier Milei of La Libertad Avanza (Liberty Advances). This panel brings together specialists on Argentinian politics to better understand the stakes in the upcoming vote, and the context that gave rise to the far-right political outsider Milei.

Mariana Mota Prado, Professor, William C. Graham Chair in International Law and Development, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Catalina Smulovitz, Full Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Alejandro Soifer, novelist, writer, PhD in Latin American Literature, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, University of Toronto
Viviana Patroni, Professor Emerita, Department of Social Science, International Development Studies and Work & Labour Studies, York University
Caitlin Andrews-Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Toronto Metropolitan University

To register for the event, please visit: https://uoft.me/arg-election

Once you have registered, we will share the location for the in-person meeting if applicable. The link to the Zoom session will be distributed one day before the event.

Contact Information

Luis van Isschot


History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University