Ricardo Martínez Espinosa is the Director of the Governance and Public Finance Program of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching, A.C. (CIDE, Aguascalientes). From 2008 to 2013, he was the Director of Curriculum for the Undergraduate Degree Program in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Monterrey. Martínez did a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy (EGAP), at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and he holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration from UDEM. He has also pursued specialized studies – “Information Technology and Innovation in Government” y “Public Policy Challenges: Poverty and Poverty Alleviation” – at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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Cécile Mouly is a professor of the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) (FLACSO) in Ecuador. She has been a Political Affairs Official, in charge of Nepal, with the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and an Associate Expert at the Situation Center of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in the Secretariat of the United Nations in New York (USA). Additionally, she was a coordinator of the Carter Center’s observation mission in charge of monitoring the peace process in the far-east region of Nepal (Dhangadhi) and of the Carter Center Office in Ecuador, and a Civil Affairs Official at the Regional Office of the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB), in Ngozi. She has also acted as a consultant at the Organization of American States and as an expert in conflict analysis and conflict prevention with the United Nations, among other assignments. Cécile Mouly holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge, where she carried out research on three civil-society-led peacebuilding initiatives in Nicaragua and Guatemala. She also has a master’s degree in diplomatic and international studies from the University of Auvergne University (France).
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Carlo Nasi is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Los Andes. From 2002 to 2010, he was the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science. As part of CPCEI, he is a member of the “Scientific Advisory Committee”, an autonomous body whose mission is to recommend steps for future strategic institutional and scientific development. Nasi completed his Doctorate at the University of Notre Dame (United States). He holds a Master’s in Government and International Studies from that university and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Sussex (Great Britain). Among his awards and accolades are an honorable mention at the Michael Jiménez awards of the Colombia Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the book "Cuando Callan los Fusiles: Impacto de la Paz Negociada en Colombia y en Centroamérica" (2010); a Research Grant from the International Development Research Center (Canada) in connection with a project on natural resources and armed conflict (2007), a Collaborative Action Research Grant on Globalization, Natural Resources, and Violent Conflict (2004), from the Social Science Research Council, and the Hamburg Scholarship from the Center of International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.
Jesús Rubio is an economist specializing in the liberal market (informality, precariousness, and flexibility), public policies and administration. He is a Professor with the College of the Northern Border (Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Monterrey headquarters). Rubio is a member of Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). He has developed several project, among which the following stand out: “Diagnóstico de la Realidad Social, Económica y Cultural de la Violencia y la Delincuencia de los municipios de Piedras Negras y Acuña Coahuila” (The College of the Northern Border -SUBSEMUN, 2012), and “Comercio y diversión en la calle. Análisis de las estrategias de apropiación del espacio público en los mercados sobre ruedas nocturnos de Monterrey. El caso del Mercado de la Vía a Tampico” (a project of COLEF, UANL, INAH, and ITESM, funded by CONACYT, 2011).
Jesús Rubio pursued doctoral studies in Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy (EGAP- Government and Public Policy ) at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) (2010). He did his master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy, also at ITESM. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics (1999) from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Léon. He also took an executive course on Public Policies for the Energy Sector at Harvard University (Cambridge).For more details, see his Website.