Rodolfo Héctor Terragno, born November 16, 1943 in Buenos Aires, is a writer, historian, lawyer, and argentine politician that belongs to the Radical Civic Union party. February 3, 2016 he was appointed as Argentine Ambassador to UNESCO. He received his law diploma in 1967 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, the same in which he would be a professor as a doctoral candidate. He was exiled in Venezuela between 1976 and 1980, due to being persecuted because of his work as a journalist during the Military Dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla. There he created, together with others exiled from the Southern Cone, The Caracas Newspaper. Between 1980 and 1982, he carried out research activities at the Institute of Latin American Studies and the London School of Economics, both in London. He is a member of the Argentine Academy of History and the National Institute Sanmartiniano. At the international level, he has been a member since 2012, together with Clint Eastwood and Mel Brooks, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Philosophical Society since 2010. He is also part of the Hispano-America Forum, which brings together personalities from politics, the business world, and the media of Spain and Latin America. He has been a columnist for the magazines Noticias, Debate, the newspaper network of Latin America in London, and the newspapers La Opinion and Clarín.