Embassy in United States

Book presentation of Claudia Yelin's "The Empty Chair"

Post date: 18/10/2023

Join the Embassy of Argentina for a presentation of the book “The Empty Chair” with the author Claudia Yelin.

Based on her personal experience during the so called “dirty war,” Claudia Yelin describes the profound psychological consequences that families endure when democracy collapses, as well as the healing that comes when long-awaited justice is finally served. THE EMPTY CHAIR is a riveting saga of a family deeply impacted by the cruelty of a despotic dictatorship. Through the distinctive eyes of its members, and the young children’s need to understand their history, the story unfolds describing the disappearance of an uncle and the long-delayed trial that brought the perpetrators to justice.

The Empty Chair is currently a finalist for The International Latino Books Award

Claudia Yelin holds a degree in psychology (Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires) and a Masters in Social Work (Catholic University of America). She emigrated to the United States in 1983 with her husband and young daughters. She established her professional practice in the Washington DC area, where she is dedicated to the psychological care of children and adults. The Empty Chair is the author’s fifth published book.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner will be in charge of moderarating, she is a human rights lawyer and advocate, now working as director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue


November 1, 2023
From 6:00-7:00 PM


Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle


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