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Visiting lecturer from the Organisation of American States, Washington D.C., United States of America: Ignacio Ibáñez Ferrándiz and his seminar about „Multidimensional threats and challenges of public security in Latin America“

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The Center for Latin American studies (CLAS) within Faculty of Economics has the honor to welcome Ignacio Ibáñez Ferrándiz from the Organisation of American States, Washington D.C., United States, who will give us a seminar about Multidimensional threats and challenges of public security in Latin America “ (5RE482)

Seminar will take place from 02/04/2013 to 10/04/2013 at Room NB471 so if you want to participate, please register via ISIS.


Ignacio F.Ibáñez Ferrándiz is, since 2007, the Manager of the Legal and Counter-Terrorism Financing Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, USA. He is also is an Analyst at the Strategic Studies Group of Spain (GEES), since 2009, and a Member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Prior to his position at the OAS, Mr. Ibáñez worked for the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), both based in Vienna, Austria.

Mr. Ibáñez, who has received OAS Outstanding Performance Awards in 2009 and 2010, has traveled extensively throughout Latin-America, the Caribbean and Europe providing policy and technical-level assistance and expertise on security matters. He has participated as invited expert in high-level visits of the 1373 Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations and of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF of the OCDE). Additionally, he has been an invited speaker at multiple international fora such as the Council of Europe (CoE), the Asia Pacific Economic (APEC) Forum, the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF), the European Parliament Ideas Network (EIN), the ATLAS Economic Research Foundation, and the Acton Institute, among others.

Mr. Ibáñez holds a Law Degree (honors) and a Master’s Degree in International Relations (Cum Laude, Valedictorian), specializing in International Law and Security. He has studied at the Universidad Complutense and the Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid, Spain), Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and Cambridge University (Cambridge, United Kingdom). He has been invited to participate as guest lecturer at the University of Maryland (USA), the University Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), the “XXXV Hemispheric Course on International Law” (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico).  Mr. Ibáñez has authored a variety of works and articles about law, political philosophy, and international security, including “Bioterrorism: The Latent Threat.”


Monday 1/4/2013 Holiday


Tuesday 2/4/2013: from 14:30-16:00 and 16:15-17:45


Wednesday 3/3/2013: from 9:15 to 10:45 and from 11:00 to 12:30


Thursday 4/4/2013 from 12:45 to 14:15 and from 14:30 to 16:00


Friday 5/4/2013: from 9:15 to 10:45 and from 11:00 to 12:30


Monday 8/4/2013: from 12:45-14-15 and from 14:30-16:00


Tuesday 9/4/2013: from 14:30-16:00 (Presentations)


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We look forward to your participation. We believe that this course will be of great benefit for you.
Center for Latin American Studies