Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina; Fmr. Ambassador to the U.S.; Co-founder, America's Watch
The President of the Republic of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appointed Ambassador Héctor M. Timerman as Minister of Foreign Relations in June 2010. <br> <br> Prior to his appointment he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to the United States of America from December 2007 until June 2010. <br> <br> Ambassador Timerman has also served as the G-20 Sherpa for Argentina Since November 2008. <br> <br> He was Consul General of the Republic of Argentina in New York from July 2004 until December 2007. <br> <br> His affiliations with international institutions include: Co-Founder and Board Member of Human Rights Watch in New York (1981-1989); Director of the Fund for Free Expression in London (1983-1989); Member of the Board of Directors of the Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos (Permanent Assembly for Human Rights) in Buenos Aires (2002-2004); and President of the Board of Directors of the International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience. <br> <br> He earned a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1981.