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30/03/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
ANNUAL LUNCHEON - 2016

Dear Members and Friends of the English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The Executive Committee of the English Speaking Union of Argentina is pleased to invite you to its Annual Luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, 27th April, at 12:30 pm at The American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10th floor. Attached you will find the invitation and payment instructions.

Our guest of honor and keynote speaker this year will be The Hon. Soledad Acuña, Minister of Education of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

We hope that you and others at your organization will join us in our traditional annual luncheon while attending Ms Acuña’s enriching talk on the present and future of the teaching of the English language in public schools.


Ricardo E. Barreiro-Deymonnaz
Honorary Secretary
 
Malcolm Rodman - Chair

RSVP by 20 April
Patricia Cascia
Tel. 4010-5047
email: pc@rmlex.com

ESU Argentina

Dear Friend of the ESU,

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration and support.
The Annual Lunch will take place at The American Club of Buenos Aires, located at Viamonte 1133, 10th floor.
Please be informed that the price of each ticket is AR$450 and payments are to be made through bank deposit or wire transfer to:

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION DE ARGENTINA
HSBC account (cuenta corriente) No. 0010-08888-3
C.B.U. No. 15 00000 8 00000 100 88 88 32
C.U.I.T. No. 33-66349707-9
Please send the payment receipt scanned by e-mail to Patricia Cascia (PC@RMLex.com; Tel: 4010-5047). We remain at your disposal should you need any further information or clarification and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 27th April, at 12:30 pm.

Yours sincerely,
The English Speaking Union of Argentina

 

Invitation - ESU ANNUAL LUNCH 2016.pdf
INVITATION LUNCHEON 2016.docx
Tarjeta Luncheon 2016.pdf





10/30/2013


Buenos Aires, October 31st, 2013

Dear Members and Friends of The English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The Executive Committee of the English Speaking Union of Argentina is pleased to invite you to its Annual Business Luncheon, which will take place on November 20th, at 12:30 pm at The American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10th floor. Our guest of honour and keynote speaker this year will be The Hon. Patricia Holmes, Australian Ambassador to the Argentine Republic as of November 2011 (with accreditation to Paraguay and Uruguay).

Ms Holmes is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to Argentina, she was Assistant Secretary, Legal Counsel Branch, a position she held since April 2010. Ms Holmes has served previously in Geneva WTO (Counsellor 2006-2009), Papua New Guinea (First Secretary 1998-2000) and Vanuatu (Third, later Second, Secretary 1994-1996).

Ms Holmes holds a Bachelor of Science with a Bachelor of Law degree from Macquarie University; a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney; a Masters of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade and a Masters of Laws in Environmental Law from the Australian National University. Ms Holmes was admitted to the Bar of NSW and ACT in 1992. Ms Holmes speaks Spanish. She has a partner and three children.

We hope that you and others at your organization will join us in our traditional annual luncheon with representatives of our local business community while attending Ambassador Holmes' enriching talk on "Australia's economic development". The price of each ticket is AR$250.


Yours truly,


Ricardo E. Barreiro-Deymonnaz
Honorary Secretary
 
Malcolm Rodman Chair


RSVP by November 15th
Rosana Albertal
Tel: 4010-5027
E-mail: RLA@RMLex.com


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Dear Friend of the ESU,

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration and support.
The lunch will take place at The American Club of Buenos Aires, located at Viamonte 1133, 10th floor.
Please be informed that the price of each ticket is AR$250 and payments are to be made through bank deposit to:

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10/10/2012


Buenos Aires, October 30th, 2012

Dear Members and Friends of The English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The ESU Argentina is happy to invite you to its Annual Business Luncheon, which will take place on November 21st, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Our guest and speaker this year will be John Freeman, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Argentine Republic as of June, 2012.

Ambassador John Freeman joined the Diplomatic Service in 1986 and has since served in a wide range of appointments in London and overseas dealing with countries as varied as South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Singapore on broad spectrum of international issues including nonproliferation, international terrorism and drugs policy. He has also covered economic and commercial issues in posts overseas. He is married with two children at University.

Celebrate the ESU's 20th anniversary with us while attending Ambassador Freeman's talk on "More than Just Sport: The London Olympics and their Legacy," with representatives of our local business community. We hope that you and others at your organisation will join us on Wednesday, November 21st at 12:30 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Pabellón de las Bellas Artes, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300 - PB, City of Buenos Aires. To confirm your attendance or for further information please write to: davis@house.com.ar The price of each ticket is AR$200.

Yours truly,


Malcolm Rodman,
Chair The ESU of Argentina



 

Program

   HMA-ESU-speech-2111.doc
   herald-xsr-domingo.doc
Ambassador John Freeman - CURRICULUM VITAE




07/20/2012


THE WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAM

July 20, 2012

Dear Head Teacher,


As you are hopefully aware, each year the English Speaking Union of Argentina is invited by its counterpart in the United States to send a Walter Hines Page Scholar to visit educational establishments in their country.
We are pleased to announce that this year's visit will be for a two weeks period during February 2013.


WHP-ApplicationTemplate2013.doc



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  Eduardo Aguirre | Producciones


10/17/2011
ESU Argentina

ANNUAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON
The Honorable Vilma S. Martinez, Ambassador of the United States of America to Argentina
Universidad Catolica Argentina

Buenos Aires, October 7th, 2011

Dear Members and Friends of The English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The ESU Argentina is happy to invite you to its Annual Business Luncheon, which will take place on November 9th, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Our guest and speaker this year will be The Honorable Vilma S. Martinez, Ambassador of the United States of America to Argentina.
Amb Vilma Martinez.jpgAmbassador Martinez was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina by the U.S. Senate in July 2009.  She arrived in Buenos Aires and presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana in September 2009. She is a lawyer from Los Angeles, California, previously a Partner at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where she specialized in federal and state court commercial litigation and advising companies on steps to enhance equal employment opportunity policies and build diversity and inclusion initiatives into their business plans.
Prior to her private practice, Ambassador Martinez served as President and General Counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). One of Ambassador Martinez's most significant accomplishments there was developing an operating framework that enabled that organization to grow and support a broader array of activities. Ambassador Martinez’s previous professional endeavors also include work as a litigation associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York, and as a staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  

11/25/2010

lunchThe ESU of Argentina hosted its annual business luncheon at the Circolo Italiano on November 10th.

The guest speaker this year was Mr. Anthony Leon, South African Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. 

Ambassador Leon spoke to the audience about his country in the aftermath of the Football World Cup, its important achievements and the challenges ahead.

Ambassador Leon analyzed the World Cup phenomenon both quantitatively and qualitatively, and highlighted the importance of sport and its role in terms of nation-building and World politics, quoting Nelson Mandela: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to lunchunite people in a way that little else can. Sport can awaken hope were previously there was only despair”.

Ambassador Leon mentioned that South Africa has yet to overcome several difficulties such as unemployment, crime, AIDS, and education. Nevertheless, he said firmlybelieves that by hosting the 2010 World Cup, South Africans had the opportunity to prove outsiders (and, most importantly, South African themselves) that they could successfully deliver a flawless global spectacle.

 

04/01/2011


Buenos Aires, October 21th, 2010
Dear Members and Friends of The English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The ESU Argentina is happy to invite you to its Annual Business Luncheon, which will take place on November 10th, at the Circolo Italiano. We are delighted to announce that our guest and speaker this year will be Mr. Anthony Leon, South African Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Ambassador Leon will speak to us about his country in the aftermath of the World Cup, its important challenges ahead. achievements and the He was appointed by President Jacob Zuma as South African Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in August 2009. Before his appointment, he was a member of Parliament in South Africa for twenty years (1989 – 2009) and the country's longest-serving leader of the official opposition in Parliament (Democratic Alliance) since the advent of South African democracy in 1994.

During South Africa's transition to democracy, Ambassador Leon played a significant role in the constitutional negotiations at Kempton Park which led to the coutnry's relatively peaceful adoption of its new democratic order.

Prior to entering Parliament, he was a Johannesburg City Councillor, where he led the anti-apartheid Progressive Federal Party and practised law as an attorney of the Supreme Court. He also lectured in Constitutional and Public Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he had graduated with the BA, LLB Degrees and served as President of the Law Students' Council and Vice-President of the Students' Representative Council (SRC). Ambassador Leon has published two books "Hope and Fear: Reflections of a Democrat" (Published by Jonathan Ball, 1998) and "On the Contrary - leading the opposition in a democratic South Africa" (Jonathan Ball, 2008), which won the Via Africa Recht Malan Award for the best non fiction book in South Africa (2008).

After stepping down from his party leadership role in 2007, he was awarded a fellowship to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and in 2008 was a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute, Washington DC.

Join us in this unique opportunity to enjoy a lively lecture on a country with growing links to Argentina while interacting with representatives of our local business community. We hope that you and others at your organisation will join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 12:30 at the Circolo Italiano, Salón Rocca, Libertad 1264, City of Buenos Aires.

To confirm your attendance or for further information please write to: esu.businesslunch.2010@gmail.com. The price of each ticket is Ar$140.


Malcolm Rodman,
Chair The ESU of Argentina

11/23/2009

ESU Argentina

 

   
If the concept of “Cool Britannia” was a strong selling-point in the Tony Blair success story, climate change has made the world anything but cool for his successor as prime minister, Gordon Brown. Less than three weeks away from the Copenhagen global conference on climate change, British Ambassador Shan Morgan could hardly have chosen a more timely topic for the annual business luncheon of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) last Tuesday.
Throughout her speech Morgan was at pains to present the issue as an opportunity as much as a problem, She described climate change as “my top personal priority” since arriving here almost a year ago and among the big four for London’s Foreign Office alongside counter-terrorism, conflict resolution and developing effective international institutions. And nor is British Foreign Secretary David Milliband a lone voice here — the recent disappearance of an entire village in a flash flood has really awoken public awareness.
Environmental concern was not just “tree-hugging,” she said, but a profoundly economic issue with alarming implications for agricultural drought, strain on buildings and many other aspects. British economist Lord Stern has been a pioneer in quantifying this economic cost, estimating that it could cost as much as 20 percent of global production by mid-century — to place this in context, the acute international crisis of the past year is expected to cost between two and four percent of global production.
And because this is a global problem (greenhouse gases do not respect borders), Britain is looking at the whole world including Argentina — London is helping to finance a CEPAL/Fundación Bariloche study on the economic impact of climate change for Argentina, with input from British ministerial experts.
Britain (responsible for two percent of global emissions) has a “historic responsibility” as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and has more than complied with the Kyoto Protocol with the firm commitment to reduce emissions by 80 percent by mid-century. But action is needed from the United States, China, Brazil and the rest of the European Union if emissions are to be halved as urged by the world’s top scientists — otherwise all countries will suffer together.
In Morgan’s view, this global scourge is especially relevant to Argentina both as a threat and as an opportunity. The South American region as a whole is vulnerable, according to Britain’s Hadley Centre, with scenarios of Amazon drought, the disappearance of Andean glaciers, sagging farm productions and extreme weather events in general. Argentina certainly knows all about drought and an acute lack of water is forecast for the Cuyo region in particular.
But switching to renewable sources of energy is an investment as much as a cost, said Morgan — all these new technologies will require new industries and the creation of “green jobs” will spur growth while important sums would be saved from expensive fossil fuel bills (not to mention public health from less urban pollution). As Brown has pointed out, those switching first will reap important advantages from these growth areas of the future.
If the City of London has become a world leader in the carbon trading emerging from the Kyoto Protocol, the finances to pay for this transition to a low-carbon economy will flow from developed to developing countries (to the tune of 100 billion dollars by 2020 according to Brown) — and this can only benefit Argentina. And, as always, Argentina has its natural advantages such as some of the windiest places on the planet.
Looking ahead to Copenhagen, Morgan warned her audience from expecting everything from this event which could only be a milestone at best — but she also warned them against resigning themselves to the impossibility of a deal in Denmark, as frequently forecast in the press. While a final legal treaty looked improbable, it was consensus which really mattered and that looked eminently possible, judging from the statements of the US, Chinese, Indian and Brazilian leaders.
Yet she also stressed that this negotiation would not be easy (“if it was, then a global deal would have been achieved a long time ago”) and that there were many voices to urge that tackling global recession came first. But that logic was fallacious, Morgan insisted — inaction was too expensive while action now would speed up the new opportunities for the future (“opportunities that can drive economic growth, promote social development and create jobs”).
Based on Britain’s experience, Morgan said that the next stage in Argentina was to spread awareness via the media and civil society, also highlighting that “this is an opportunity, not just a threat.” In Britain the issue had seemed too technically difficult for much of the population and had encountered widespread skepticism — now there was a national consensus that this issue is “too important to ignore.”
Asked by the Herald if organic farming and windmills would suffice for a world population expected to reach nine billion in the next 30 years, Morgan admitted the need for nuclear power — she also touched on the problem of agricultural emissions in feeding the world of the future.
Her speech was preceded by Gerónimo Frigerio from the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), the recipient of an ESU scholarship to attend a week of international debate at Mansfield College, Oxford. Frigerio said he had expected a politically correct consensus and was startled by the frank discussion of global thinking versus local action, the future of Western dominance with the rise of China, development, poverty, corruption, etc.
Morgan was introduced by ESU president Malcolm Rodman, who said that the shadow of drought in the four last harvests should make the urgency of climate change evident, even if day-to-day politics always seemed to take priority.
The guest speaker was accompanied by fellow-ambassadors Lucy Duncan (New Zealand), Philomena Murnaghan (Ireland) and Tony Leon (South Africa) as well as the US Embassy attaché for the environment, science and technology, Russell Menyhart; also representatives of HSBC Bank and British Airways and such luminaries of the English language world as Ofelia Veltri and Litty Mora.

 


ESU Argentina - Business Lunch 2008

Buenos Aires, September 12th, 2008


Dear Members and Friends of The English Speaking Union Argentina,

ESU Argentina is happy to invite you to its Annual Business Lunch to be held on November 12th, in which Mr. Dan Rosenheck, correspondent for The Economist in Argentina and Uruguay, will be speaking on the subject " The Fourth Estate: The Role of the Press in Argentine Democracy".


Mr. Rosenheck has worked for The Economist since 2004, when he graduated with honors from Harvard University.  His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The New Republic, Clarín, and Boston Magazine. 

Join us to enjoy a lecture on a very pressing topic while also sharing the opportunity to interact with representatives of the business community. We hope that you or a representative of your company will join us on Wednesday, November 12th at 12:30 at the Circolo Italiano, Salón Rocca, Libertad 1264, Capital Federal.

To confirm your attendance or for further information: esulunch2008@hotmail.com   

Ticket $120.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm J. Rodman
www.esu.org.ar



Dan Rosenbeck Resume
Invitation letter Spanish 2008

ESU Argentina - Annual Business Lunch
Guest Speaker - Dr. John Hughes, British
Ambassador to Argentina


Dr. John Hughes

ESU Argentina is happy to invite its membership to its Annual Business Lunch to be held on November 21st 2007, in which Dr. John Hughes will be speaking on "Corporate Social Responsibility, a Diplomat’s View.”  

Dr. Hughes has completed a long career both in the private sector and in the diplomatic service, holding positions in Europe, Latin America and Middle East.

The event will take place at the Círculo Italiano and promises an enriching debate and networking. We hope that many Members will be able to attend.

Please email the ESU Argentina office at esulunch2007@hotmail.com to confirm your attendance before November 16th, 2007.

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Ticket $ 95.
Salón Rocca, Libertad 1264, at 12,30

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm J. Rodman  
ESU Argentina Chairman



PREVIOUS LUNCHES


ESU Argentina - Annual Business Lunch
Guest Speaker - Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE

Lord Watson CBE, ESU Chairman (2005)
Mrs Valerie Mitchell OBE, Director-General
ESU Argentina is happy to invite its membership to lunch on 30 October, in which Lord Watson, who will be on a brief visit to Argentina, will be speaking on the subject of "The Management of Reputation". Mrs. Valerie Mitchell, the Director-General of the International Council will also be present.

The lunch will take place in the Circulo Italiano, Salon “Rocca” , Libertad 1264 at 12,30.

We are hoping that as many Members as possible will be able to attend.

Alan Watson has had a distinguished career in key positions in broadcasting and TV and is presently Chairman of Burson Marsteller Europe and Chairman of CTN (Corporate Television Networks). He has served on the Executive Board of UNICEF, holds a number of visiting and honorary positions in Universities in England and has been honoured by Universities in Europe, Asia and America. He was created a Life Peer in 1999, and is a Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union.

Valerie Mitchell, who is well known to many in Argentina for her charm and endless enthusiasm has been with The English speaking Union since 1980 and in 1994 she was appointed Director-General. of the International Council. Valerie has been responsible for the planning and development of ESUs internationally. There are now 52 ESUs worldwide.

Please email the ESU Argentina office at esuargentina@fibertel.com.ar to confirm your assistance at this special event before October 3rd , 2006

Ticket $ 90.

- Lord Watson's Curriculum Vitae

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm J. Rodman  
ESU Argentina Chairman


Mr. Sabbatella
Curriculum Vitae

ESU Argentina Business Lunch November 2005
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Ninety friends and members of ESU Argentina had a very enjoyable afternoon at our annual business lunch this year. It was an excellent opportunity to meet and listen to this young politician giving us a very positive view of the way things can be done properly in public office. We all came out thoroughly convinced and look forward to many other meetings with people who share these views for the good of our country.

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The objective of our annual lunch is to promote the mission of the ESU and also to create an opportunity for its members and friends to get together at an event which is of general interest and enriching while also allowing networking.

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The English Speaking Union Argentin X Anniversary

A Cocktail Party offer by HSBC:

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Mr David Budd, CEO HSBC, ESU Chairman Mr Malcolm Rodman, Mr Alejandro Rodriguez Castells from Uosolutions
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Mr Eric Campbell OBE, Mr David Martin OBE , Mr Martin Garvie and Mr David Budd CEO - HSBC

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Mr. Michael Rattagan, MC and ESU committee member

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Mrs Cecilia Rodman and Mrs Ofelia Veltri MBE
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Mrs Mabel Mazzini, MBE, Mr Peter Stoyle and Mr Pauni
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ESU Schollars, Jan Jakob , Marina Schlosberg , Ines Vergara , Ana Mejía and Joaquin Oliverio
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Friends , Mary Patricia Garvie , Paula Manzitti and María Costa Paz de Gowland

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Presentation sponsored by
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Business Lunch

November 2004

Guests Speakers:

    .  Sir Robin Christopher, British Ambasador
    .  Dr Horacio Rodriguez Larreta

The year we are leaving behind was a year of political transition. The arrival of new leaders and politicians was a broadly-based aspiration. With this in mind, this year we have invited Dr Horacio Rodriguez Larreta to be our key speaker.

Mr Rodriguez Larreta, a well-known young politician who ran with Mr Mauricio Macri in the recent elections of the city of Buenos Aires, is currently involved with political and social reform through the 'Fundación Grupo Sophia'. He will talk to us about his own experience as a public official in various government agencies during the last ten years. There will be time for a question and answer session after his presentation.

Sir Robin Christopher Dr. Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.

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