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Apr 23rd
Irma Arguello Print E-mail

Irma Arguello is committed to public service as the Founder and Chair of the NPSGlobal Foundation (Non-proliferation for Global Security), oriented to help reduce risks to global security.

She is working now on creating links among different international fields to carry forward the ideas that inspired the organization, specially the vision of a more secure world, without Weapons of Mass Destruction. In this sense, she lead the Foundation to the development and design of several strategies, proposals and actions devoted to fulfill its institutional objectives. Under her pioneer leadership, the NPSGlobal Foundation became a non-governmental voice in this field, from Latin America to the world.

Irma has a degree in Phyisics Science from the University of Buenos Aires. Her education includes a Master degree in Business Administration from IDEA/Wharton School. She completed Defense and Security studies (Master level) at the Escuela de Defensa Nacional, Argentina.

She has got a broad knowledge of nuclear issues related with her vast working experience. After her graduation, she worked as a scientist at the CNEA (National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina) for the LPR (Laboratory of Radio-chemical Processes Project) and worked on the design of a the Argentine reprocessing plant located in Ezeiza, outside Buenos Aires City.

In the private sector, she held managerial positions in multinational companies such as in and the Latin American Petrochemical Association and in ExxonMobil Corporation, where she was involved on strategic planning, business analysis, communications and human resources. 

Currently, and in addition to her activities in NPSGlobal (Institution where she is the Chief of the postgraduate course in internatonal security, disarmament and  Non-proliferation), she is  the Head of the Secretariat of the LALN (Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation)an organization which congregates prominent high-level former state-persons and leaders in the region in order to positively influence in the definition of state policies and to propose measures to reduce global/regional nuclear risks.

She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), a non-governmental coalition of over 70 organizations from around the world which are committed to improving fissile material  security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism.

Since 2010, she organized and participated as a speaker at all official no-governmental events that were held as part of the Nuclear Security Summits that congregated more than 50 heads of state: In 2010, Washington: 2012, Seoul; 2014, The Nertherlans and 2016, Washington. 

She is also a member of the Nuclear Security Governance Expert Group (NSEGEG) -integrated by globally diverse experts devoted to propose improvements in the global nuclear security regime.

Among other affiliations, she is also member of the Chatham House as an Associate Fellow, world famous think-tanl localizated in London, there she is involved in nuclear disarmament and cyber security projects. She also forms part of the Consultative Committee of the  PIR Center International Expert Group.

She participated in the  World Economic Forum’s Council in Nuclear Security in the period 2014-2016, the Forum seeked for a better understanding and the catalyzation of the global, regional and industry transformation.

Irma is usually appointed to speak before different audiences and has written many articles, papers and Op-Eds relating to her fields of expertise and is usually called to speak at international events and communication media.

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"Irma Argüello en LN+ debatiendo sobre la Masacre en Las Vegas" Canal LN+, October 2017 (Spanish)

"Irma Argüello analiza el Premio Nobel de la Paz" TV Publica, October 2017 (Spanish)

"Reportaje: Temas Nucleares" Radio Cultura, September 2017 (Spanish)

"Reportaje: ¿Qué tan inminente es la guerra entre Corea del Norte y Estados Unidos" Canal LN+, September 2017 (Spanish)

"Reportaje:¿ Como es posible frenar el programa nuclear de Corea del Norte" Canal LN+, September 2017 (Spanish)(Spanish)

Periodistic Articles 

"Diplomacia cero: Trump se negó a firmar acuerdo con Irán" Irma Argüello, Noticias Newspaper, October 2017 (Spanish)

"ISIS destado: El terrorismo que se viene" Irma Argüello, Noticias Newspaper, August 2017 (Spanish)

"Un seminario para alertar sobre la amenaza del terrorismo nuclear" Infobae Newspaper, August 2017 (Spanish)

"¿Es posible controlar la prohibición de armas nucleares?" Infobae Newspaper, August 2017 (Spanish)

"Contra el Prejuicio, Información" La Nación, September 2016 (Spanish)

"El Liderazgo Nuclear Argentino necesita respaldo" Canal LN+, September 2017 (Spanish)

"La hora de la política exterior" La Nación, December 2015 (Spanish)

"El cambio humano para la efectiva erradicación de las armas ", BEA Budismo en Acción, June 2015 (Spanish)

"Revisión del TNP: Un costoso y frustrante ejercicio"  Infobae Newspaper, April 2015 (Spanish)

" Un baño de realidad para Occidente" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, April 2015 (Spanish)

"Interrogantes y desafíos" Irma Argüello, Clarín Newspaper, April 2015 (Spanish)

"Un golpe al corazón de los argentinos" Irma Argüello, La Nación Newspaper, 2015 (Spanish)

"Irma Argüello, la argentina que logró reunir a líderes de la región contra las armas nucleares" La Nación Newspaper, January 2015 (Spanish)

"El balance de la no proliferacion" Irma Argüello,  Revista DEF, January 2015 (Spanish)

"Argentina entre los grandes proveedores globales de reactores" Irma Argüello, Tiempo Argentino, december 2014 (Spanish)

"El Papa Francisco por un mundo sin armas nucleares" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, December 2014 (Spanish)

"El ébola exige una respuesta global eficiente" Irma Argüello, La Nación Newspaper, October 2014

"Todos los países deben cooperar" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, October 2014 (Spanish)

" Argentina Looking to Cement Its Role as Nuclear Power" Irma Argüello,  World Politics

Review, July 2014

"Francisco, inspiración para Obama" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, March 2014 (Spanish)

"Por qué no avanzó el acuerdo con Irán" Irma Argüello, El Cronista Newspaper, March 2014 (Spanish)

" La amenaza nuclear no ha disminuido" Irma Argüello, Clarin Newspaper, February 2014 (Spanish)

" Argentina, al frente del grupo de países proveedores nucleares" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, January 2014 (Spanish)

"Desarme por la Paz" El informador, December 2013 (Spanish)

"El turno del desarme nuclear" Irma Argüello, Infobae Newspaper, October 2013 (Spanish)

"Syria. Why the United States Should Not Attack" Irma Argüello,  La Nación, September 2013 (Spanish)

"Experts Call for Renewal of U.S.-Russian WMD Threat Reduction Agreement" Fissile Materials Working Group, October 2012