Dr. Ariel Gelblung

Dr. Ariel Gelblung is in charge of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) Latin America office since 2015

One of the founding members of the Latin American branch and has been Secretary to its Board of Directors for more than 20 years since the mid-'90s.

Graduated as a lawyer from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires.

Dr. Gelblung represented the SWC at the Argentine Chapter of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and took part in the extradition of War Criminal ustasha Dinko Šakić and the trial of Nazi video producer Walhalla.

In his current role, he acted on the Center's behalf as Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States (OAS) and to the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

He carried out a campaign in order to promote the Center’s "11-Point Program Against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia in Sport" in Latin America.

In June 2019 he launched at the Argentine National Library the so-called Simon Wiesenthal Foundation on Holocaust and Antisemitism with more than 1000 volumes.

In recent times he has developed an intense activity so that the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is adopted by different Latin America public and private organizations, among them the Organization of American States (OAS), Argentine National Congress, National Universities of Buenos Aires, Cuyo, Rio Negro and Tucumán, the Teachers` Union of Buenos Aires City and also by the Argentine Soccer Association.

Member of the International Legal Forum for Combating Antisemitism and of the Legal Network Initiative, both organizations that share strategies to oppose the new forms of antisemitism through legal means.

Speaker at the most diverse forums, standing out the House of Lords at the British Parliament and the City of Ideas in Puebla, Mexico.

His numerous articles have been published by journalistic and specialized media.