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.