Lucila Agustina Rosso, Argentina
Lucila Rosso completed a working stay of two-weeks at The New School. During this period, the first President Néstor Kirchner Fellow had the invaluable opportunity to present and discuss her research with the New School community, exchange ideas with professors from other universities and visit institutions based in New York City.
Rosso’s research reveals the linkages between economics and politics in the history of Brazil and Argentina’s respective paths of development. She holds a Law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a Masters in International Relations and Negotiations candidate from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad de Barcelona. She worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Security Ministry and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.
Erika Paredes Sánchez, Ecuador
Erika Paredes Sánchez, of Ecuador, dedicated her two weeks at The New School to deepening her research on The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) at the onset of a socio-regional integration, an organization of which Néstor Kirchner was Secretary General.
She has a Masters in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), in Geneva, and currently works for the government of Ecuador, with a focus on the Yasuní-ITT environmental initiative. Previously, she worked in the Office of the United Nations Programme for Development in Quito as a Development Capacity and Assistance Effectiveness consultant, and as Analyst for the Monitoring and Evaluation Program. She is co-author of the book, The Application of PNUD/ART Methodology Governance and Local Development in Latin America.
Mauricio Santoro Rocha, Brazil
Mauricio Santoro Rocha, of Brazil, was selected, along with Lucila Rosso and Erika Paredes Sánchez, as the Third President Néstor Kirchner Fellow (2011-2012). Mauricio advanced his research on democracy and foreign policy in Brazil during his two-week stay in New York.
He is a journalist and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. He currently acts as Professor of the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the O Globo newspaper, and as a consultant for various NGOs and the Brazilian government. Furthermore, he was an international aid worker for the Instituto Brasileño de Análisis Social (IBASE), and worked in the Ministry of Public Works, Industry and External Commerce and in the National Youth Council of the Presidential Secretary General. Mauricio is the author of the book, Contemporary Dictatorships (published in Portuguese), and of 20 academic articles and book chapters.
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