Sofía Bernat, Argentina
PhD candidate in Journalism and Social Communication at the National University of La Plata in Argentina, and holds a bachelor’s degree in in the same field. She worked at the civil organization Techo, coordinating the “Community Development” area.
Essay: An Ethnography of Displacement: Resettlement of the Poor in Argentina.
Paulo Alas Rossi, Brazil
Master’s degree in Landscape and Environment from the University of São Paulo as well as Master’s degree in marketing management by the INSPER Institute. He currently works at the Ministry of Cities in Brazil monitoring the ‘My House, My Life’ Program’ (PMCMV).
Essay: Struggling with the Housing Market: Bringing Social Housing Back to City Centers in Brazil.
Casandra Castorena Sánchez, Mexico
BA in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is a Master’s candidate at UNAM.
Essay: Co-Responsibility as a Security Paradigm in Mexico.
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Patricia Martinez Coral, Colombia
PhD in Political Studies as well as an MA in Public Policy from Universidad Externado de Colombia.
Essay: Addressing the Digital Gap in Colombia.
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Isabella Esquivel Ventura, Mexico
Professor at the Master’s Program on Public Policy and Gender at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), where she obtained her Master degree. She also works at Mexico City’s Government as the Executive Director of Organizational Architecture for Administrative Improvement, and has important experience as a consultant.
Essay: Preventing Masculine Violence Against Women in Mexico City.
Sergio Miranda Hayes, Bolivia
Master’s Degree in Governance and Human Rights from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Masters in Law from the Central European University in Budapest. He has worked in the Constitutional Court of Bolivia and with the University of Francisco Xavier in Bolivia. He currently works as a pro bono lawyer for indigenous organizations.
Essay: Indigenous Rights and Legal Pluralism in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Javier Pérez Ibáñez, Argentina
BA in Sociology (University of Buenos Aires) and is a graduate student in Economic Sociology (IDAES, Universidad Nacional de San Martin UNSAM). Holds a specialization in International Trade and teaches on related subjects at Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda and at UNSAM. Mr. Pérez Ibañez has experience working as foreign trade analyst at YPF in Argentina.
Essay: Conflicting Development Interests: State and Social Actors in Argentina.
Bianca Moro de Carvalho, Brazil
PhD in Urbanism from Universidad Nacional de México, as well as a MA in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London. She holds a faculty position at Universidad Federal de Amapá, and has been Coordinator of Housing of the Amapá State.
Essay: Disordered Urban Growth in the Brazilian Amazon Wetlands.
Analia Calero, Argentina
BA and a MA in Economics, and is a Doctoral Candidate in Economics. She currently works as Principal Analyst at the Employment and Social Protection Ministry of Economy, National Office of Macroeconomic Policy of Argentina.
Essay: Youth people and multidimensional inequality: the case of Argentina 2004-2014 in the Latin American context.
Mónica Salmón Gómez, Mexico
Master in Social Science with domain on International Relations and Pacific Studies Universidad de Guadalajara. Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Guadalajara, México.
Essay: Transnational Advocacy Networks on Migrants in Transit through Mexico Human Rights.
Magdalena Bas Vilizzio, Uruguay
BA in Law and Social Sciences and a Degree in International Relations. She holds a Master in Project Design and Management, and is candidate in a Master in Foreign Trade. Magdalena is actually a Professor at the Universidad de la República and Universidad de Montevideo. As a researcher, she studies international dispute settlements, bilateral investment treaties, integration and other topics regarding International Law.
Essay: South America facing bilateral investment treaties: towards a return of the State in dispute settlement?.
Laneydi Martínez Alfonso, Cuba
BA in Economics (2003), School of Economics, University of Havana, Cuba. PhD student on Economics at University of Havana and the Institut des Hautes Etudes of lAmérique Latine (IHEAL), Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France. Master in Economics (2007), School of Economics and Masters in Caribbean Studies (2011), Department of Caribbean Studies, both at the University of Havana.
Essay: Latin America and the Caribbean and US in a new international economic context: changes in transmission of economic shocks.
Juan Martín Graña, Argentina
PhD in Economics. Researcher at Centro de Estudios sobre Población, Empleo y Desarrollo (CEPED) of the Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FCE, UBA).
Essay: Industrialization is the development strategy, but not any kind accomplishes it.
Daniela Gomes Metello, Brazil
BA in Food Engineering, Masters in Production Engineering. Advisor and Coordinator of Comité Interministerial para la Inclusión Social y Económica de Recolectores de Materiales Reciclables.
Essay: Sustainable Development: The experience of solid waste management and the socioeconomic inclusion of waste pickers in Brazil.
Beatriz Pilar Córdova Aquino, Peru
Beatriz Pilar Córdova Aquino (Perú). BA in Politics, Masters in Governance and Electoral Processes. She is in charge of monitoring the planned activities for the 2014 regional and local elections in the Centro de Operaciones de Proceso Electoral (COPE) del Jurado Nacional de Elecciones del Perú.
Essay: Gender quota and women positions in lists in peruvian municipal elections.
Germán Alejandro Linzer, Argentina
He holds a BA in Economics, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas (FCE), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Masters in Science, Technology and Innovation Management, Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento (UNGS), Instituto para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES) and Centro REDES, and Candidate for a MA in Intellectual Property, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). He was a PROPAI-UBA fellow researcher for the Centro de Estudios para la Planificación del Desarrollo (CEPLAD), and participated in the creation and implementation of the INCUINTA institutional project, created by the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). He served as Deputy Director for INTA in the Board of Directors of Polo Tecnológico Constituyentes S.A., and since 2011 he works as an Intellectual Property Manager at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). He has published several articles about patents in the region.
Essay: Challenges of Innovation: Technology Development and Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America.
María Villa, Colombia
She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Philosophy specialized on Politics and Ethics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In the first years of her professional career she worked as editor, translator and proofreader for many institutional and cultural publications. More recently, she has worked as consultant, researcher and cultural manager for the development of programs of cultural citizenship and fostering of the arts and arts pedagogy for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and Bogota’s governments. She focuses on publishing project management for fine and visual arts and literature, and cultural transformation programs in a democratic perspective.
Essay: Meaningful experiences and Art mediation research laboratories.
Fernando Kleiman, Brasil
He holds a BA in Economics, University of São Paulo, Brazil (USP) and a Masters Degree in Sociology, University of Brasilia, Brazil (UnB). He specializes in Public Policies and Governmental Management. In the early years of his carreer he coordinated a program of assistance for grass roots movements and citizenship groups on the poor surroundings of the city of São Paulo, at the USP. More recently he served as General Coordinator of the Popular Cooperatives Incubator at the University of São Paulo and Advisor for the Solidarity Economy of the Unitrabalho Foundation, and he represented the Brazilian government in some international forums. Recently, he has teached on graduate courses of political sciences.
At the present time, he works as a Special Advisor for the Minister and former Advisor of the Vice-Minister in the Ministry of Social Development, Brazil. He also teaches on graduate courses of political. He has published several articles and books about Solidarity Economy, Public Policies e Social Policies in Brazil.
Essay: Productive Inclusion: Decent work as a right and not an an obligation.
Cecilia María Minaverry, Argentina
She is a lawyer specializing in tax law from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She holds a Masters in International Studies from the University of the Basque Country and is a Doctoral Candidate of Law and Social Sciences at the School of Law and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Currently, she is a lawyer in the permanent staff at the Federal Public Revenue Administration, Córdoba Regional Office. She was Member of research project: “Territorial Sociodemography Displacement” based at the Center for Research and Studies on Culture and Society, CONICET, National University of Córdoba.
Essay: The Failure of the Formula “ICSID + TIBs” During the 2001 Crisis in Argentina.
Lucas Noura de Moraes Rego Guimaraes, Brazil
He holds a Masters in Law and Public Policy from the University Center of Brasilia – UniCEUB. He holds a Law degree from the University Center of Brasilia – UniCEUB. He served as a legal advisor to the Federal Attorney in the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) of Brazil. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He has published several articles in specialized journals, including in legal research for conferences in Brazil.
Essay: Energy Integration based of Renewable Sources as a Means of Development.
Roland Jeremy Álvarez Chavez, Peru
He holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam of Holland. He holds a BA in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos of Lima, Peru. Roland is also a LGBT activist for the Homosexual Movement of Lima (Mhol). He specializes in social development projects, with emphasis on health issues, citizen participation, human rights, surveillance and advocacy, and social research projects. He is the editor of Annual Report 2005. Situation of human rights of lesbian, trans, gay and bisexual men in Peru, MHOL, Lima, 2006.
Essay: Reproduction of Exclusion, Marginalization and Poverty in the LTGB Community of Peru.
Lucila Agustina Rosso, Argentina
She holds a Law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a Master 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.
Essay: The Determinants in the Debt Relief with the IMF. The Debt Prepayment of Argentina and Brazil.
Erika Paredes Sánchez, Ecuador
She holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, and is currently working with the Government of Ecuador where she is focused on the environmental initiative, Yasuní-ITT. Previously, she worked at UNDP in Quito as a consultant on Capacity Development and Aid Effectiveness, as well as a Program Analyst in Monitoring and Evaluation. She also co-authored the book The Application of UNDP/ART’s governance and local development methodology in Latin America.
Essay: The Union of South American Nations: at the onset of a socio-regional integration.
Mauricio Santoro Rocha, Brazil
He is a journalist and holds a PhD in Political Science. He is a Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Previously, he was a reporter for the Brazilian newspaper O Globo and was an International Cooperation Officer in the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis (IBASE). He has worked in the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and was a member of the National Youth Council of the Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Republic. Additionally, Mr. Rocha is the author of Contemporary Dictatorships (forthcoming, in Portuguese) and of 20 academic papers and book chapters.
Essay: Democracy and Foreign Policy in Brazil.