FURP Fellows Travel to the US

Deputy Chief of Mission Kevin Sullivan met with a group of 16 young leaders from various regions of Argentina that will travel to the United States in a professional exchange program to learn about U.S. social, economic, and political processes.

This exchange program is part of a partnership between the United States Embassy and the Fundación Universitaria del Rio de la Plata (FURP), a private, nonprofit organization created in 1970 by young Argentine professionals to promote non-biased, non-partisan dialogue on political, economic, and social issues.

During the meeting, the group shared their expectations for the program and talked about the benefits of professional exchanges between both countries.  The Deputy Chief of Mission highlighted the role of FURP in selecting these young leaders and commended them for their professional achievements.

The 16 young leaders selected by Fundacion Universitaria Rio de la Plata are: Sebastián Cutrona (La Rioja); María Belén Fernández (City of Buenos Aires); Hernán Ghiglioni (Neuquén); Gonzalo Huertas (City of Buenos Aires); Mariana Juárez (City of Buenos Aires); Baltasar Lara Gros (Salta); Gastón Massari Copes (La Pampa); Francisco Javier Orell (Santa Fe); Agustín Romano Norri (Tucumán); María Clara Ruocco (City of Buenos Aires); Juan Carlos Saintotte (City of Buenos Aires); Fernando Santacruz (Misiones); Gonzalo Sarasqueta (Buenos Aires Province); Sebastián Spósito (City of Buenos Aires); Nicolás Vélez (Córdoba); and Gabriel Ziblat (City of Buenos Aires).