Public Affairs Section

The Public Affairs Section manages press, cultural, and educational activities for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. The section is headed by the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) and comprises a Press Office, a Cultural Office, and the Information Resource Center.

The Press Office works with local and foreign media, informing them about U.S. policies and society through a wide variety of services, including the distribution of press releases and other documents, and the organization of news conferences, interviews, and digital video conferences. The Office is headed by the Information Officer who is the Embassy Spokesperson.

The Cultural Office works closely with Argentine institutions in organizing lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibits and performances by leading American academics, writers and artists. This office also manages the official U.S. Government educational and cultural exchange program in Argentina. The Office is headed by the Cultural Affairs Officer.

The Information Resource Center (IRC) is located in the Embassy and is responsible for providing Argentines with timely, accurate information on U. S. policies, society, and culture. The IRC is staffed by three professional librarians and two assistants who rely on a reference collection of over 2,500 books, Internet access, and a host of online databases to respond to inquires and to develop information outreach products.

Other activities:

The prestigious Fulbright Program provides academic-exchange opportunities to Americans and Argentines.

A network of 14 Binational Centers (autonomous Argentine cultural institutions dedicated to teaching American English and deepening mutual understanding between the U.S. and Argentina) are located from the far north west border (Salta) to the southern “end of the world” (Ushuaia).

Both the Fulbright Program and the Binational Centers offer counseling services on study opportunities in the United States.

Public Affairs Section
Av. Colombia 4300
C1425GMN Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 5777-4533
Fax: (54-11) 5777-4229

The Embassy’s Press Office works with local and foreign media, informing them about U.S. policies and society through a wide variety of services,  including the distribution of press releases and other documents, the organization of news conferences and interviews, and digital video conferences.

The Press Office distributions to the print and electronic media in Argentina range from short press releases to the full text of important official documents such as policy papers and speeches. Backgrounders and summaries of U.S. views on important policy issues are also sent to media institutions on a regular basis. The Washington File, distributed to Argentine media daily by the Press Office, is a collection of stories about current U.S. government policies. To review recent official releases from the Press Office, click here.

On the occasion of visits by high-level U.S. officials or delegations, the Press Office organizes news conferences and provides support for the international press accompanying U.S. officials, as well as for the local and foreign press located in Argentina. Support includes the creation of media filing centers, as well as the scheduling of exclusive interviews for Argentine media with visiting U.S. officials.

The Press Office also works with the United States Department of State’s Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles. The Foreign Press Centers can provide Argentine journalists on assignment in the U.S. with a variety of services to help them report on American society, politics and culture.

To contact the Press Office:

Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy
Av. Colombia 4300
(C1425GMN) – Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 5777-4533
Fax:(54-11) 5777-4229
E-mail: Buenosairespress@state.gov

The Cultural Office, in collaboration with the Press Office, works closely with Argentine institutions in organizing lectures, seminars (including Digital Video Conferences), workshops, exhibits and performances by American experts, academics, writers and artists. Our primary activities are: Speakers and Specialists, Exchanges, Facilitative Assistance and Education Programs.

People seeking information about Argentina may wish to consult their nearest Argentine Embassy.

Speakers and Specialists

U.S. Speakers and Specialist programs provide opportunities and fora for Argentines to meet with their U.S. counterparts and exchange viewpoints on subjects of common interest. Through a variety of seminars, conferences (including Digital Video Conferences), workshops, and roundtable discussion events, U.S. speakers  explain U.S. experiences of professional importance and relevance PAS arranges these programs in Buenos Aires and in other cities throughout Argentina.

U.S. Speakers chosen to participate in these programs represent a wide variety of private and public institutions, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, think tanks, and local, state and national government offices. Speakers and specialists are invited by the Embassy to share their views and analyses.

Exchanges

PAS coordinates exchange programs for Argentine individuals and institutions to increase mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional levels.

Facilitative Assistance

The Cultural Office offers assistance to Argentine institutions seeking information and links with U.S. institutions for a wide variety of projects and programs that promote mutual understanding.

Education Programs

PAS interacts with Argentina’s national and private universities through the Fulbright Program, U.S. Speaker and Academic Specialist programs, and Summer Institutes for educators. More than 5,000 Argentines are studying in the U.S. at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cultural Office
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy
Av. Colombia 4300
(C1425GMN) – Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: 54-11-5777-4641
Fax: 54-11-5777-4226

The Information Resource Center (IRC), located in the U.S. Embassy, serves the U.S. mission to Argentina by providing Argentines with timely, accurate information on U.S. law and government, and on U.S. policies affecting the bilateral relationship.

The IRC is staffed by three professional librarians and one assistant who rely on a printed collection and a virtual reference collection, the Internet, and a host of online databases to respond to inquires and to develop information outreach products.

Information Resource Center
U.S. Embassy
Av. Colombia 4300
C1425GMN – Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 5777-4380
E-mail: BuenosAiresIRC@state.gov