1. Examine the geostrategic implications of the Indo-Pacific on international dynamics.
  2. Analyze challenges and opportunities for economic and trade relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and the Indo-Pacific, with an emphasis on the Pacific Alliance.
Information on the event

Date and Time: 29 July 2020, 11:30 (Buenos Aires)

Duration: 1 hour


Opening session


Opening remarks

  • Andrés Serbin, President of the Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research (CRIES)
  • Ambassador Javier Paulinich, Permanent Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Participation of academic experts in international studies and relations, considering the question and answer modality and the topic of the event.

ModeratorAndrei Serbin Pont, Director of the Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research (CRIES)



  • Florencia Rubiolo, PhD in International Relations (UNR, Argentina)
  • Andrés Serbin, President of CRIES
  • Eduardo Pastrana Buelvas, PhD in Law, professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations (PUJB-Colombia)
  • Ignacio Bartesagui, Dean of the Faculty of Business Sciences (UCU-Uruguay)
  • Paz Milet, journalist and academician at the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile

12:15 – 12:30

Questions and answers


Florencia Rubiolo
PhD in International Relations (UNR, Argentina). Specialist in East Asian Studies (UNC, Argentina). Deputy Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET). Director of the PhD in International Relations, Catholic University of Córdoba (UCC). Full Professor of History of International Relations (UCC).

Andres Serbin

International analyst focused on foreign policy, defence, security, human rights, regional integration, prevention of conflicts and mass atrocities.

Director of the regional think tank CRIES (Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research), Regional Representative of GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict) and Full Professor at the University of El Salvador. Deputy Director of the Academic Journal Pensamiento Propio, Academic Director of the Fundación Argentina Global, Senior Researcher at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Researcher at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Expert of the Valdai Club, and columnist at Perfil.

PhD in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, Master in International Relations from the San Tiago Dantas programme (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities focused on Public Policies from the UNSAM and graduated from EDENA’s Advanced Training Course on National Defence.

Eduardo Pastrana Buelvas
PhD in Law from the University of Leipzig-Germany, lawyer at the University of Cali, Colombia (USC). He was rector and director of research at the USC. He is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Javeriana University of Bogotá (PUJB), Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Political Science and Internal Relations. He is a consultant to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung of Colombia. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Leipzig-Germany. He is Collaborator at the publication PENSAMIENTO PROPIO 47; member of the International Studies Association; of the Latin American Studies Association; of the Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research (CRIES), in which he is part of the Academic Honour Committee; of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the Latin American Association of Political Science (ALACIP). He is a consultant to the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation of Colombia (KAS), the Konrad Adenauer Centre for International Relations and Security Studies (KACIRSS), where he coordinates the Pacific Alliance Studies Network; and of the Centre for Research in Conflict and Historical Military Memory (CICMHM) of Colombia's Higher War Academy (ESDEGUE). He has been a professor at the Universities of Leipzig-Germany, Castilla la Mancha-Spain, Valle and USC. He has published numerous books and articles on the topics of International Relations, International Law, Historical Memory and Transitional Justice.

Ignacio Bartesagui

He is currently dean of the Faculty of Business Sciences at the Catholic University of Uruguay (UCU) and director of the Department of International Business and Integration at the UCU. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Council of Business Schools.

He is a Full Professor at the same university and a Visiting Professor at several universities abroad. He is a member of dozens of academic networks specialized in his areas of work and the Editorial Board of specialized journals. He holds a Postdoctoral Degree in Economic Integration, a PhD in International Relations, a Master in Integration and International Trade, a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and Integration, a Postgraduate Degree in Commercial Enterprise Management and Foreign Trade. He is a specialist in international trade, integration processes and international relations, with professional experience in Business Chambers (CIU) and International Organizations (ALADI). In his areas of specialization, he has published a significant number of articles and books. He is a member of the National System of Researchers at the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII). He serves as an independent consultant in his areas of specialization.

Paz Milet:

Journalist at Diego Portales University. Master in International Studies from the University of Chile. Scholar at the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile with more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the areas of international studies and political science. Her areas of specialization are Chile’s foreign policy, Chile's neighbourhood relations, Latin America's comparative foreign policy, and security in Latin America.

For ten years, she has been the coordinator of the Chilean team for the Chile-Peru/Peru-Chile Dialogue Generation project, funded by the Adenauer Foundation.