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Adrián Osvaldo Ravier (Buenos Aires, 1978) is an economist, specialized in monetary theory, the study of economic cycles and the history of economic thought. He has a PhD in Applied Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid (2009), under the direction of professor Jesús Huerta de Soto. He has been a student at ESEADE where he obtained a Master in Economics and Business Administration (2004). He obtained a BA in Economics from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (2002).
Currently, he teaches at the School of Economics, Law and Agronomy in Universidad Nacional de La Pampa (UNLPAM, Argentina); in the graduate program and the Master in Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and OMMA; in the MBA at the Edinburgh Business School (EBS); in the Master and PhD in Economics at the Swiss Management Center University (SMCU) and for the PhD in Business Administration at Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas (ESEADE).
He is invited frequently to present at different international congresses, symposiums and colloquia.
She has a BA in Hispanic Philology from Universidad del País Vasco and a PhD in Literature from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) with Summa Cum Laude Honors withthe thesis “El mecenazgo literario de las jerarquías eclesiásticas en la época de los Reyes Católicos”. As a part of her investigations she has been a research guest at City University in New York and Princeton. She has participated in several projects and investigation groups, as well as congresses and international seminars. Her publications address patronage, clientelism and XV century literature. She has taught medieval poetry, XV century literature, tales throughout the centuries, Spanish as a second language, sociolinguistics, etc. classes at a BA and masters level. She works as an editor and translator. Currently she works as a coordinator in the ITA Program at Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Alberto Benegas Lynch
Alberto Benegas Lynch holds a PhD in Economics and a PhD in Management Sciences. He is President of the Economic Sciences Section of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences, both in Argentina and a corresponding member of the National Academy of Economics of Uruguay. He is the author of 22 books, in addition to 2 in co-authorship and 10 in collaboration. He was a professor at the University of Buenos Aires and taught in five courses: Economics, Law, Engineering, Sociology and at the History Department of Philosophy and Letters. He was a professor for the PhD in Economics at Universidad Católica Argentina.
He was Director of the Doctoral Department of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of La Plata and, for 23 years, Rector of ESEADE where he is Professor Emeritus. He was an economic adviser to the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the Argentine Chamber of Commerce, the Argentine Rural Society and the Inter-American Trade and Production Council. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mont Pelerin Society. He is an Associate Scholar of the Cato Institute (Washington DC) and the Ludwig von Mises Institute (Auburn). Dr. Benegas is a member of the Board of the Institute of Methodology of Social Sciences at the National Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Buenos Aires. He received honorary degrees from universities in Argentina and abroad and is president of the Academic Council of the Libertad y Progreso Foundation in Argentina and of the Editorial Board of the Argentine branch of Union Editorial of Madrid.
He is also a member of the Academic Councils of the Corrientes Freedom Club, the Federalism and Liberty Foundation in Tucumán, the Foundation for Progress in Santiago de Chile, the Consultative Council of the Center on Global Prosperity of the Independent Institute in Washington DC , the Advisory Board of Advances in Austrian Economics in New York, the Scientific Council of the European Journal of Political Economy in Madrid, a member of the National Association of Scholars in Princeton, the Institut Turgot in Brussels and a member of the International Council of the Center for Studies and Development in Montevideo.
PhD in Architecture (2013), Alberto Galindo combines his teaching with professional work at his own studio. He has been a professor at Universidad Europea since 2004 in the areas of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering as a specialist in architectural composition, graphic expression, descriptive geometry and history and theory of Industrial Design.
In the area of university management, he has been the coordinator of final degree projects and professional practice as well as director and teacher of several courses at Fundación COAM since 2007.
His professional work focuses in the field of industrial design: modular housing architecture, interior design and product design and in architecture: refurbishment and real estate management. He has also been a collaborator in collective housing projects and public buildings, as well as winner of various awards and acknowledgements in architecture and design competitions.
His key areas of interest are: Industrial Design (history and theory with specialization in product design), Composition and Theory of Form, Modular Architecture or Graphic Expression.
PhD in Architecture from Universidad Europea in Madrid; Diplome des Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Medieval History from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris; BA in History of Art and Archeology from Université de Paris I, Panthéon-La Sorbonne; Historian, Especialist in Arqueology; university professor of History and Architecture; Museologist.
From 2013 he is the program Director of Exploraciones sobre la Historia from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, UFM, in Guatemala, a program centered in the investigation and development of cultural heritage (exploraciones.ufm.edu) and from 2016 Director of the PhD program.
Between 2006 and 2012, he was a professor in Universidad Europea in Madrid where he was the first Director of the Department of Urbanism and History and then Academic Director, both in the School of Architecture (uem.es).
He is a part of GEA Consulting, a company specialized in the management of historical heritage.
From 2003 to 2006, he worked in the Cultural Heritage Program at Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, first in Madrid, later Jerusalem and then again Madrid. From 1999 to 2002, he was a professor at UFM in Guatemala, and General Secretary in the extension in the city of Quetzaltenango. Between 1998 and 1999, he was responsible of the archeological deposit of the Louvre Museum, under the direction of Genevieve Bresc. From 1989 to 2012 he participated in numerous archeological projects in Spain, France, Italy, Oman and Yemen and Iraq.
Alejandro Gómez has a PhD in History from Torcuato Di Tella University, a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and is a Professor of History at the University of Belgrano in Argentina. He is a Fulbright Scholar and received a Fulbright Scholar in Residence from the College of Coastal Georgia. Dr. Gómez is a Professor of Economic History and History of Enterprises at UCEMA and a visiting professor at UFM in Guatemala. He is the author of several books: Creators of Wealth, Reflections on the History of Argentina, José del Valle: Politician of the Independence of Central America, The American Homeland of José del Valle and Juan Bautista Alberdi: Pillar of the Progress of Argentina, among others.
PhD in Prehistory Sciences from the University of Perpignan, France, BA in Archeology and Prehistory from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Since 1997 she has been deputy director at the Museum of Regional Prehistory, in the Ville de Menton (France), with the following functions: study and conservation of archaeological material, collaboration with international teams (Italy, Ireland, Monaco, USA) in the analysis of bone remains, responsible for coordinating temporary exhibitions and the creation and organization of pedagogical circuits, conferences and site visits, various implications in the development and promotion of local regional archeology.
She has participated in several excavations in charge of faunas and bone remains, for the company ArchéoSystem (Madrid), as well, as for various missions of the CNRS (France) and the Museum of Natural History of Paris. Author of several scientific publications in the field.
PhD in Education from Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Commercial Management and Marketing and Educational Information. Degree in Philosophy and Letters. She worked at Universidad Europea de Madrid where she held the positions of technical director of the department of Educational Quality (2007-2010), academic director of the Center for Vocational Training (2010-2015), and responsible for teacher development and management of educational projects (2015 -2017). Currently, she is Director of Teacher Training at Universidad Internacional de Valencia in charge of the design, implementation and evaluation of the Teacher Training Plan.
She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Universidad Internacional de Valencia and Associate Professor in the Department of Education of Universidad Internacional de La Rioja.
Author of several publications and research projects in the field of education.
Ana Luengo has a degree in Architecture from the University of North London, a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Évora, and a Doctorate in Landscape Architecture from the same university – summa cum laude cum laude -, a Master in Gardening and Landscaping (U.P.M) and a Master in Management and Maintenance of Parks and Public Spaces (CSA Antonio Camuñas Foundation).
She has been President of the European Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe) and is now a member of the Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Spanish National Committee of ICOMOS, of the International Committee of Cultural Landscapes and Historical Gardens (ICOMOSIFLA), of the Historic Gardens Foundation (United Kingdom), among other institutions.
She combines her teaching activity in various Spanish universities (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, etc.) and foreign (Architectural Association (London), Katholik Universiteit (Leuven)) with extensive cultural work which includes courses and seminars on various topics related to landscape art.
Author of numerous research papers, articles and publications.
Andrés Marroquín is a professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. He earned a B.A. in economics at UFM, and a Ph.D. at George Mason University. His research has been on culture, entrepreneurship, and development in rural and semi-rural communities in Guatemala, Colombia, and Haiti, and he has studied institutions and economic performance in mineral-abundant societies like Botswana. His research has been published in Population and Development Review, Journal of Bioeconomics, Scientometrics, Econ Journal Watch, Journal of Economic Issues, and Research in Economic Anthropology, among others. He has been a visiting professor in Senegal, Mexico, China, and Haiti, among other countries. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licentiate and Doctor in Theology from the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (Bible) by the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome, Bachelor of Philosophy and Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala. Member of the Trustee Committee of Universidad Francisco Marroquín and founder of the Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration (ESEADE) in El Salvador. He was Dean of the Faculty of Theology at UFM from 1971 to 1988 and founder and director of the UFM Extension in Quetzaltenango from 1994 to 2009. He was a member of the Guatemalan Chamber of Journalism and the National Association of Economic Development (ANFE) of Costa Rica. Founder and director of the Journal of Theological Studies and Editor of Bible Collections, History, Liturgy and Catechesis. Founder and President of the National Catholic Biblical Society among others. He has published several books and numerous articles on religious and socioeconomic topics.
His specialization focuses on the Jewish, Catholic and Hispanic American Contribution to freedom, liberalism and capitalism.
Doctor of Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Doctor of Theology from University of Murcia and Antonianum-Roma University, Doctor of Humanities from University of Murcia, Doctor of Philosophy from Universidad Complutense University de Madrid, PhD candidate in Economics from University of Valladolid. He has more than 20 years cultivating disciplines of foundations and intertwining (e.g. History, Philosophy and Comparison of Law, Politics and Economics), applying himself to paradigmatic transformations (e.g. digital transition, development of labor relations and transformation of business culture). He has studied Economic Law, Economics of religion and Applied Economics (Principles of Political Economy and Economic Policy, International Institutions and Economic Development, Labor and Business Economics), from the approach of Austrian, Institutional and Cultural Economics. Currently, he is a professor of Applied Economics at the Rey Juan Carlos University. He has been a teacher and researcher in Spain (at universities: UCM or ICADE-UPCO, business and professional schools: EAE Business School, ISEMCO, et al, public corporations: COLPOLSOC, CCM, etc.), Portugal (UCP or IPB), USA (Harvard, Baylor, DePaul, et al) and Latin America (IIHR and URC in Costa Rica, URL in Guatemala, UBO and PUC in Chile …). Professionally, he has also been a lawyer, analyst-consultant, media contributor. He has a rich and award-winning scientific-academic production (more than 40 books and 60 articles, almost 100 lectures and specialized courses, 10 supervised theses, etc.).
Prior to joining Mercer University, he held academic appointments at Arizona State University, American University of Sharjah and Georgia State University. He has also held consulting appointments at Deloitte & Touche, the Dubai Economic Council and the Latin American Institute of Development and Social Studies in Chile, among others.
His work focuses on teaching, doing research and blogging in the areas of institutional economics, political economy and the foundations of capitalism and economic freedom. He is a frequent speaker at academic seminars, conferences and industry events in the US and abroad.
Astrid Ayala has a PhD in Economics from the University of Navarra. She is a full-time professor for the School of Business at Universidad Francisco Marroquín teaching various courses in the area of economics and finance at the undergraduate and master’s level. She is the Director of the Legal Master LLM in Finance for the school of Business at Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Her articles have been published in the Journal of the Spanish Economic Association (SERIEs), The European Journal of Finance, Economic Systems, Journal of Applied Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics Letters, among others. Dr. Ayala is the author of a book chapter edited by Palgrave Macmillan as well as co-founder and co-director of the Guatemalan Econometric Study Group (GESG). She has participated in various seminars, conferences, and lectures in the United States, Europe and Guatemala.
Her research interests are: Quantitative macroeconomics (economic growth, business cycle, public finances, economic convergence, unemployment, exchange rate, comparative economy, capital markets and real economy). Financial econometrics (distribution of returns, volatility models). Specific topics in applied econometrics (dynamic conditional scoring models, copulas, state space models, non-stationary time series, structural breaks, unit root tests, fractional integration).
PhD in Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). She is a professor of Architectural Projects in the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design from Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM). Beforehand, she was a professor of Architectural Projects in ETSAM / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) from 1989-1990 to 2002-2003. She has been a guest professor in CEU and in Universidad de Navarra and has conducted courses, seminars and conferences in different universities in Spain and abroad.
Currently she is part of a teaching innovation project in the center of innovation and excellence for global education from UEM.
Her professional experience is set primarily in teaching and the free practice of Architecture. In 1985 she established jointly with Alberto Martínez, a fellow colleague, the studio: MATOS CASTILLO ARQUITECTOS.
Bélen Gómez Navarro
Architect from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in 1985 with a major in Construction and Urbanism. PhD from Universidad Europea de Madrid in 2015. She combines her professional career in the area of heritage restauration with residential and nonresidential architecture since 1985.
As a professional she has carried on several studies and projects in built heritage such as: the Estudio Piloto de Patrimonio Etnográfico del Pirineo Aragonés, Sector Occidental, in charge of the Diputación General de Aragón. [1990‐1994]; the Plan Especial de Protección del Conjunto Urbano de Alquézar (Huesca) Bien de Interés Cultural, in charge of the Diputación General de Aragón. [1990‐1996]; the restauration of the tower of the Iglesia de Santa María de Uncastillo (Zaragoza), Architectural Landmark, in charge of the Gobierno de Aragón and the Ayuntamiento de Uncastillo. [2003‐2006] ACCESIT DE RESTAURACIÓN where she obtained the GARCÍA MERCADAL Award granted by the Colegio de Arquitectos de Aragón in 2007.
From 2005 to 2016 she has done several interventions in the restoration and suitability of the Banco de España building in Zaragoza, architectural landmark by the P.G.O.U. of Zaragoza.
Among her interests are the interventions of historical structures and studies that go forth in the knowledge, reflection and diffusion of several disciplines that influence the restoration of buildings and landmarks both for professional development and to increase individual and public awareness.
PhD in Architecture and Master in Territorial Policy and Urban Planning, he is currently studying Social and Cultural Anthropology.
He performs his professional activity in his own office, carrying out various building projects, as well as dictating expert opinions in urban planning and real estate valuation, collaborating with various companies in the area.
He also practices teaching, being an adjunct professor at the Universidad Europea (Madrid), and is a guest speaker in various graduate programs and professional conferences. He is the author of numerous articles, papers and publications, highlighting the book “The Practical Architect”. His research activity revolves around the professional behavior of an architect, as well as knowledge of the real estate market.
Since 2007, he also holds the position of Head of the Valuation Area of the Sociedad Estatal de Gestión Inmobiliaria de Patrimonio (SEGIPSA). He is currently immersed in an ambitious project of publishing and teaching.
PhD in Law from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Postgraduate studies in Copyright and Related Rights from Universidad de los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela), in Human Rights and Defense of the Constitutional Order and in Commercial Law from Universidad Rafael Landivar. Founding member and Legal Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Finance Guatemala-Brazil (2002). Member of the Inter-American Association of Industrial Property -ASIPI- (2000). Member of the Inter-American Copyright Institute -IIDA- (2000). Member of the Institute for Justice (1999). President of the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Association for Human Rights (1996). Founding member and President of the Guatemalan Institute of Commercial Law.
Director of Rivera Corporation from 1988 to 2003, advising national and foreign companies. Teacher and author of several articles in Commercial Law among others.
Carolina Guerrero has a PhD in Political Science from Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is a Professor at Universidad Simón Bolivar (Caracas, Venezuela) where she coordinates the postgraduate studies in Political Science and was the co-creator of the area of Political Theory. Her research focuses on political liberalism and republicanism from three stances: political philosophy, history of ideas and political theory, inquiring also in the critique of neo-Marxist political thought, the return of politics, radical democracy and event theories in politics. She was a researcher for the History of Ideas Unit at the Institute of Advanced Studies, IDEA; of the Rómulo Gallegos Latin American Studies Center, CELARG, and of the Manuel García-Pelayo Foundation. She is the author of more than 40 academic publications. In 2017 she received the Charles L. Stillman Academic Prize from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala for her written essay.
César Martínez Meseguer
Founding partner and President of VORTEX, Doctor in Law from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Diploma in Business Consulting from the School of Legal Practice of Universidad Complutense and Master in Economic-Financial Management of Companies from the Center for Financial Studies. He graduated in Law in 1995 from Universidad Complutense, having worked as a lawyer and business consultant, both in his own office and in prestigious law firms in Madrid.
As a university professor and researcher, he has accumulated extensive experience, being currently Associate Professor of the Department of Economy and Public Finance of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (where he has taught, over the last twelve years, classes in Political Economy, Public Economy, Fiscal System, Management and Public Administration, etc.), Collaborating Professor in the Official Master’s Doctorate Degree in Austrian Economy of URJC and Professor of the IEB (Institute of Stock Market Studies).
Regarding his research activity, he has published several books, chapters of books and articles in scientific journals, referring to his main specialties: spontaneous orders, evolving social institutions and new systems of organization, leadership and business management.
Clara Mengolini is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Mercer University. PhD and Master’s Degree in Letters from Vanderbilt University, Master’s Degree in Hispanic-American Literature from the University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires.
Her research area focuses on Latin American literature of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In particular, Dr. Mengolini is interested in fantastic literature, theater and children’s Latin American literature. Some of her favorite authors of fantastic literature are: Julio Cortázar, Silvina Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gamerro, Pablo de Santis and Samanta Schweblin.
Dr. Mengolini is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around the world and has published essays in prestigious academic journals, such as Chasqui and Hispania among others.
She is currently working on several projects related to indoctrination in children’s literature in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and Cuba.
B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona; M.A. in International Relations & International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University; PhD in International Relations from SAIS/Hopkins. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command & Staff College, MIT Seminar XXI Fellow.
Dr. Deare has served on the faculty of the National Defense University in Washington D.C. since January, 2001. He came to the College of International Security Affairs in March 2010 from the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, where he served for nine years as a Professor of National Security Affairs and Dean of Academic Affairs. Prior to assuming his current duties at CISA, Dr. Deare has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Administration, and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. He served briefly as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council.
Dr. Deare served in the U.S. Army for 20 years with a variety of assignments specializing in Military Intelligence and Latin American Foreign Area Officer duties.
His research interests focus on U.S. national security strategy and defense policy, security and defense issues related to the Western Hemisphere, civil-military relations.
Daniel Lacalle has a PhD in Economy, is Professor of Global Economy and Fund manager. He holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a post graduate degree in IESE and a master’s degree in economic investigation. Member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino foundation. He was ranked Top 20 most influential economist in the world 2016 (Richtopia), and is author of the best-selling books “Escape from the Central Bank Trap” (2017, BEP) ,“Life In The Financial Markets” (Wiley, 2014) and “The Energy World Is Flat” (Wiley, 2014, with Diego Parrilla), translated to Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.
Mr. Lacalle has more than 25 years of experience in the finance sector, including experience in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He was voted Top 3 Generalist and Number 1 Pan-European Buyside Individual in Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011, the leading survey among companies and financial institutions.
David Sanz Bas
Doctor in Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences and Director of the Master’s Degree in Internationalization of Companies and Foreign Trade at Universidad Católica de Ávila. Professor of Economics at Universidad Católica de Ávila and the Center for Advanced Online Studies of Madrid Manuel Ayau (OMMA). Member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Mises Institute.
He has participated in several teaching innovation projects, congresses and seminars in the area of economics, author of articles and book chapters. His research interests are John Maynard Keynes and the economic theory of Friedrich Hayek.
Doctor in Political Science (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2013). Interested in comparative politics, Latin American studies, European studies, electoral systems, party systems and democratic quality. He has published in several magazines and books in Latin America and Spain. He has made academic presentations for various organizations, including Liberty Fund, the Latin American and Iberoamerican Association of Law and Economics (ALACDE) and the Mexican Association of Political Science (AMECIP). He is currently a Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Eduardo Nolla is the Academic Director of Fundación Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón. He’s also the Director of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, a graduate school associated to Universidad Complutense de Madrid and offering master degrees and PhDs. in social sciences, humanities and international relations.
He was Dean of Universidad Camilo José Cela from 2013 to 2015.
From 1994 to 2013 he was Professor of Political Theory at Universidad San Pablo-CEU.
He also held the following managerial and academic positions in Universidad San Pablo-CEU: Vice-rector of Coordination, Vice-rector of Organization, Vice-rector of Administration and Vice-rector of Graduate Studies
From 1992 to 1994, he was one of the founders and directors of Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, professor of political theory and chairman of the history department.
From 1981 to 1985, he was a Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar at Yale University and from 1985 to 1992 he lectured in Political Theory at the same university.
Eduardo Nolla’s fields of research are democratic thought and political theory. He is a well-known world expert on Alexis de Tocqueville having prepared the first critical edition of Democracy in America including previously unpublished manuscripts.
Professor Nolla has received several Spanish and foreign honors. He is a chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres of the French Republic and member of the Commission Tocqueville.
He holds B.A.s and M.A.s degrees in Political Science and in Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Political Theory. He’s also studied Philosophy.
Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires, PhD in Modern History from the University of Oxford. Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London; Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame (USA); Visiting Professor in the Department of History of the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; and Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor in the History Department of Columbia University, New York. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of San Andrés, where he has also been Director of the Department of Humanities, Vice President and President. He has been appointed Vice President of the National Academy of History. His research and publications focus on the political and institutional history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly in the processes of state construction and transformation, and among his published titles are Los liberales reformistas. La cuestión social en la Argentina, 1890-1916 (1995); (ed.), Judicial Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Latin America (1999); (co-ed.), Los saberes del estado (2012); Las prácticas del estado (2013); Las fuerzas de guerra en la construcción del estado. América Latina, siglo XIX (2013).
Edward J. Lopez
Profesor de Economía, Profesor Distinguido BB&T de Capitalismo y Director del Centro para el Estudio de la Empresa Libre en la Western Carolina University, donde imparte clases de principios de economía, economía empresarial aplicada, finanzas públicas y los fundamentos morales del capitalismo. Anteriormente, enseñó public choice y economía de la propiedad intelectual en San Jose State University. Obtuvo un B.S. en Economía de la Texas A&M University y una maestría y doctorado en Economía de la George Mason University.
Director ejecutivo y ex presidente de la Public Choice Society, una asociación internacional e interdisciplinaria de académicos de acción colectiva. También fue presidente de la Association of Private Enterprise Education y editor asociado del Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy. Es el director fundador del Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, que apoya proyectos conjuntos de investigación de estudiantes y profesores y análisis de políticas sobre temas de desarrollo económico.
Su investigación se centra en la economía de las ideas, el espíritu empresarial y la política. Sus primeros trabajos construyen modelos teóricos y empíricos de cambio institucional, principalmente al estudiar el espíritu empresarial político y los patrones de votación en los Estados Unidos. Su trabajo más reciente se centra en la influencia de ideas e intereses en la configuración de los arreglos institucionales. Sus más de 50 artículos académicos han aparecido en medios tales como Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, Review of Law & Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Eastern Economic Journal y más.
Orador frecuente en conferencias profesionales, en campus universitarios y en grupos empresariales y comunitarios.
PhD in Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in May 1989 with the doctoral thesis: “Arquitectura y Música: Policoralidad en la Capilla Real del Alcázar de Madrid”, Cum Laude Honor Distinction granted unanimously.
From 2004 to 2011 he was accredited professor by ACAP in Universidad Europea de Madrid.
He has led several groups and investigation projects and tutored various doctoral theses as well as scientific publications in magazines and books such as: 2016 “La transferencia de resultados como reto del ReUSO”. Investigation and reflections of the Reuse of built heritage: editor Luis Palmero, Valencia UPV, pp 29-34, ISBN 978-84-9048-537-8; 2016 El arquitecto, de la tradición al siglo XXI, Docencia e investigación en expresión gráfica arquitectónica presented in the XVI International Congress of Architectural Graphic Expression in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain and in 2015 The Graphic documentary sources in the restoration. Past and future.
Currently, he is Subdirector and Associate Professor of the School of Architecture in Universidad de Alcalá in Spain.
Eric Clifford Graf is a professor of literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has a PhD in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia (1997). He has worked at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Kershner Trading Group. He specializes in medieval and early modern Spain, the history of the novel, Renaissance studies, and literary, political, cultural, and economic theory. He is author of the book Cervantes and Modernity (Bucknell University Press, 2007). In addition to numerous academic essays on the poetry, theater, and narrative of Miguel de Cervantes, he has also published on The Poem of the Cid, Garcilaso de la Vega, Juan de Mariana, El Greco, San Juan de la Cruz, Pedro de Calderón, José de Cadalso, Vicente Aleixandre, Julio Cortázar, and Sigmund Freud.
Esther Benzaquén is a Doctor in Philosophy of Science from U.N.E.D (2020). In addition to conceptual philosophical thinking, she has knowledge of History of Science, Logic, Scientific Methodology, and Mathematical Thought.
She has worked as a Philosophy teacher in high school. Her interests are directed towards new discoveries or scientific paradigm changes and their social repercussions, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a unified framework of knowledge in which sciences and humanities collaborate. Currently, she conducts research on new studies of consciousness and its relationship with psychology, medicine and also with social issues such as human freedom or the introduction of artificial intelligence in different social areas. She has an article published in the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry (AEN) and several in preparation.
Federico von Borstel
Dr. von Borstel has a PhD in Educational Planning and Development from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada with minors in Project Design and Management and Computer Applications in Education. He has a Master of Science in Architecture from the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Education from the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico and a Master of Fine Arts from Allende Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico.
He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar for the United States Information Agency (USIA) from 2000 to 2007. Visiting Professor for Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain and most recently visiting Scholar in the Department of Historical Heritage in the Kyoto University of Art and Design in Japan. Currently he is the Director of the Twin Peaks Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.
Esteemed professor of various courses in Research, Architecture, Art Theory and History, Studio Arts, Education and Latin American Studies, Dr. von Borstel is the author of several selected publications, research and development projects and his painting exhibits are widely recognized abroad.
PHD in Architecture and Construction Engineer
He has a Master´s Degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a PhD from Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. He is a graduate in Project, Construction and Business Management, Heritage Restoration and Urbanism.
In the professional ambit, since 1995 he has formed part of several drafting, construction and management teams.
Jointly he is interested in university teaching in different areas; Construction and Project Communication´s Professor in the Escuela de Diseño ESNE, associated with Universidad Camilo José Cena and Degree Coordinator in the vocational certification program of the Department of Interior Design.
In Universidad Europea de Madrid he has been the Academic Degree Coordinator for Architecture, Civil Engineering, Art and Design.
Currently, he is teaching in the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design at UEM in the Department of Architecture and Design. He teaches courses in Construction Technology and Graphic Communication.
He has worked in investigation projects regarding the communication and representation of constructive techniques associated to BIM procedures and parametric values as well as in the area of heritage restoration. Nowadays, he is part of the investigation group RE-ARCH that works around the recovery of consolidated architectural ecosystems and the “new lease of architecture”.
Doctor in History from San Pablo-CEU University. Master in International Management from IE Business School. Graduated in Humanities with a specialty in Management of Historical and Artistic Heritage from the San Pablo-CEU University. Historian specialized in modern and contemporary history. Professor of Global History, Contemporary History and Applied Humanities.
His professional career has elapsed between the cultural and educational sectors. After starting at firms such as Sotheby’s, CaixaForum Madrid and FMR, he joined the Instituto de Empresa, where he was responsible for implementing and developing the Humanities academic program. As a result of this executive position, he has developed his activity in the three areas of the academic world (management, research and teaching).
His research and his teaching are characterized by both being interdisciplinary exercises (combining several areas of knowledge) and macrohistoric (in which a long-term historical process is analyzed). His publications have stood out for their interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing the transfer of knowledge in the Modern Age. His classes are a long-term exercise, whose common thread is a common element (for example commerce) through which the interactions and innovations of the different great civilizations are studied.
Areas of interest: Global and Imperial History, Iberian Atlantic World and Humanities for business management.
Fernando Hernández Fradejas
Fernando Hernández Fradejas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Criminal Law and History of Law at the Faculty of Law of Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. He has also taught undergraduate courses at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and undergraduate and master’s courses at Universidad de Valladolid.
Doctor in Law from the University of Bologna (2014). Previously, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Austrian School (2010) at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I and a Law Degree (2009) from Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina. He has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Tel Aviv, Oxford and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has obtained various awards and scholarships from national and international institutions, participates in different research projects in Spain and abroad. He has multiple publications in indexed journals (ISI-WoS) and in prestigious international publishers.
His areas of research are: legal philosophy and political theory, theory of the state, evolutionary theory of institutions, history of legal, political, social and economic thought (especially from the sixteenth century to the present), economic analysis of law.
Director of the Department of Finance in the School of Business at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. She has a PhD in Finance from Universidad del Cema (Argentina) and a Certificate in Management from MIT. Areas of investigation include finance for entrepreneurs, behavioral finance, investment risk analysis, value investing and value based management. She is a consultant in Sociedad de Bolsa Proficio Investment, preparing reports on financial management. Her academic activities involve classes in several post degrees on site and on line: Value –Based Management and Corporate Finance at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), Financial Management at the Swiss Management Center (Zurich), Financial Statements Analysis at Centro de Estudios Superiores Online de Madrid Manuel Ayau (Spain) and Project Evaluation in the Post Degree in Agribusiness from Fundación Libertad (Argentina). Her book, “Finanzas para Emprendedores” (2011) is a best seller in the Finance section of Amazon.
Gabriel Calzada Alvarez is the founder and president of the Instituto Juan de Mariana, a libertarian think tank based in Spain. He has been an Associate Professor of Economics at King Juan Carlos University in Spain since 2004 and Vice-Director of the scholarly Procesos de Mercado. He has been a Rowley Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is also a Fellow at the Centre for the New Europe.
He frequently appears on television broadcasts and has written for publications including Libertad Digital, the Spanish Herald, Expanses, Mises Daily, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Procesos de Mercados, La Ilustracion Liberal, and Canarias Liberal.
He is author of a controversial study titled “Study of the effects on employment of public aid to renewable energy sources” which made a number of disputed claims regarding green energy and job growth.
Currently, he is the Dean at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.
Professor and graduate in Philosophy from Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (UNSTA), 1984; PhD in Philosophy from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), 1990. Currently, head Professor of Social Communication Epistemology in the School of Communication of Universidad Austral; Professor of Social Anthropology and Epistemology in the School of Psychology of Universidad Austral; Professor in the Graduate School of Communication of Universidad Austral; Adjunct Professor of the Seminar in Epistemology in the PhD Program in Business at CEMA; Academic Director of the Acton Institute of Argentina and visiting professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala.
He is the author and coauthor of various books and publications.
Dr. Morales has a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Systems Validation and Verification from Télécom SudParis in France and a Master in Systems Optimization and Moderation from Evry Val D’Essone University in France. He graduated with honors from Universidad Francisco Marroquín as an Engineer in Electronics and Computer Science.
He is co-founder of Xik’S.A. Director of the Agile Community of Guatemala, which is endorsed by the Scrum Alliance and former Vice President of Process and Delivery of Autoweb.com, a North American company with headquarters in Silicon Valley. This experience allowed him to work in the center of business development linked to Computer Science and to generate strategic relations with group companies.
Giovanni Patriarca has studied Political Science at the University of Camerino (Italy) and Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University (Vatican City). He has obtained the Diploma of Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies-P.I.S.A.I. and the PhD in Philosophy (History of Economic Thought) at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He has been a DAAD scholar at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin (Germany). He won the Novak prize in 2012. He has worked on Italian-German cultural projects (2008-2014) in Hamburg and Nuremberg. Now he collaborates with the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
His research areas are: History of economic thought, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, International Relations (Middle East and Islamic Wor
Gonzalo Melián is the director and founding partner of Centro de Estudios Superiores Online de Madrid Manuel Ayau (OMMA), associated professor at IE University, visiting professor at Francisco Marroquin University, member of the Mont Pelerin Society, member of the Juan de Mariana Institute, co-founder of Puertaverde Architecture+Urbanism Studio, columnist for the newspaper ABC and member of the Real Sociedad Económica Amigos del País de Gran Canaria. Melián has a Ph.D. in Architecture from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University (2006) and is an Economics Ph.D. candidate at Rey Juan Carlos University. He received a Master degree in Urban Planning, Politics and Management from Carlos III de Madrid University (2005), a Master degree in Architectural Restoration from Politécnica de Madrid University (2004), a Master degree in Austrian School of Economics from Rey Juan Carlos University (2008) and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University (2003). He has been recognized as Profesor Titular de Universidad, Profesor Contratado Doctor and Profesor de Universidad Privada by ANECA. He was F.A. Hayek visiting scholar at George Mason University (2010-2011), a post-doctoral visiting researcher at Cardiff University School of City and Regional Planning (2007), an associate professor at Nebrija University (2012-2013), a member of the Researching Group in New Technologies, Architecture and Cities at Politécnica de Madrid University from (2007-2010), a pre-doctoral visiting researcher at Politécnica de Madrid University (2004-2005) and a Erasmus Scholar at Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (2002). He has received many academic scholarships and won the Viera y Clavijo (Science-Architecture) Research Award 2007.Throughout his career he has published several academic papers in various journals such as Land Use Policy, European Planning Studies or Architecture, City and Environment.
Gonzalo Sichar Moreno
Doctor in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Bachelor of Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
He is currently a Professor of Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Citizen Spokesperson and councilor at the Provincial Council of Málaga, Co-founder and President of the Institute for Studies on Ethics and Social Responsibility of Organizations (INNOVAÉTICA), Co-founder and Secretary General of the Center for Research on Totalitarianisms and Social Movements (CITMA) and director of the publishing house Última Línea.
He was a professor of Sociology at UAM (1997-98) and of Social Anthropology (2006-2015), Training and Research Coordinator of Fundación Cideal (2000-2004), vice secretary of Instituto de Estudios Panibéricos – Isdiber (2012-2015) and director of Sepha publishing house (2004-2015).
He has been a coordinator for the Master’s in Management for Sustainable Development (1999-2000) that UAM taught in Guatemala with the Chi Pixab ‘Institute in Quetzaltenango and with Rafael Landívar University in Cobán and coordinator of the Module for Cooperation in Development in the Master of International Solidarity Action of Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (2000-2005). In addition to teaching postgraduate courses at Spanish universities such as Autónoma de Madrid, Complutense, La Coruña, colombian universities of Antioquia and Manizales and the Guatemalan San Carlos, Rafael Landívar and Francisco Marroquín.
Author of several complete books, shared and in coordination, he has worked in human rights and development cooperation in Central America and South America.
Dr Hülsmann is a professor of economics at the University of Angers, where he lectures on macroeconomics, on monetary and financial economics, on growth and development, and on financial risks. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He serves as an expert for academic institutions in France, Germany, and Russia, and as a referee for international peer-reviewed periodicals such as the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and the Journal of Markets and Morality. Prof. Hülsmann has been invited to give key-note lectures and other presentations in twenty-three countries on four continents. He is the author of seven monographs, most recently Krise der Inflationskultur (2013) and The Ethics of Money Production (2008), and he has edited or co-edited six other books, most recently The Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media (2012). His books and articles have been translated into twenty languages. His current research focuses on the political economy of financial markets, as well as on the theory of money and banking.
Guillermo Aveledo Coll
PhD in Political Sciences from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. Director and Professor of the School of Liberal Studies, Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Political and Government Studies at the Metropolitan University. He was President of the Teacher Association of the Metropolitan University (2015-2017) and is currently a member of the Research Advisory Commission. His areas of research and teaching are: Political History in Venezuela, Latin American Political History, Latin American Political Thought, Catholicism in Latin America, Church and State Relations, Western Modern Political Thought.
Author of several books and publications, distinguished speaker at various symposia, conferences and conventions in Political Science.
Guillermo Banzato is a doctor in History from the National University of La Plata; he is an adjunct professor in the faculties of Economic Sciences and Humanities. He is the assistant researcher at Conicet and editor in charge of the magazine Mundo Agrario at the Centro de Estudios Histórico Rurales.
He has published several articles on topics related to the Buenos Aires economy and society of the 19th century in specialized magazines in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
Economist, educator and researcher, he has a degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Master in Finance from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. Master in Economics and Doctor in Economics from Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University (GSU).
He was an intern at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank, Research Economist of the Center for Economic Forecasts of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at GSU. Deputy Director for Research of the International Department at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic. Professor and researcher in the School of Economics at INTEC, Research Director of Fundación Empírica, a non-profit institution dedicated to the training and promotion of knowledge in the areas of economics and finance. He has published research on economic issues in national and international journals such as Science and Society, EconSouth, Monetaria and Oeconomia.
His passion for teaching economics led him to produce “Sports Economics”, a radio show, which airs weekly on ESPN Radio 104.5 FM. Collaborator in the blog of Fundación Empírica and in the economy pages of the daily newspaper Diario Libre.
Dr. Amado has a PhD from Universidad de Alcalá (Spain) and is a Computer Sciences Engineer from Universidad Galileo (Galileo). Currently, he is the coordinator of the GES Department Research Area at Universidad Galileo in Guatemala. He has been involved in international projects related to MOOCs, e-learning and accessibility. Among the projects are the following: ACAI-LA, MOOC-Maker, FreeNetwork (Erasmus+); ESVI-AL (ALFA III); RedAUTI, SOLITE (CYTED) and IDEAL-IST (Horizon 2020). His current research focuses on accessibility in e-learning, MOOCs and curriculum development methodologies.
Ph.D in Finance, Tulane University; Master of Management, Tulane University; Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management, IEB, Spain; Master of Management, Minor in Finance, ESEADE-UFM, Guatemala – MBA, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Master of Economics (Candidate), UFM, Guatemala; Biochemistry Engineering, ITESM, Mexico; Courses and executive seminars in Finance and Strategy at: Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Boston University, Tulane University, London School of Economics, Babson College.
Tulane University: Adjunct Professor for Finance (course: Portfolio Management). Research Director, Burkenroad Reports Guatemala and Central America – Co-founder and General Partner, Invariantes Fund – Co-founder and CIO of Blastos, a crowfunding firm for startups, land and agricultural commodities. – Consultant: Valuation, Investment Management, Strategic Planning – Partner at Stern Learning Systems (SLS)
Currently he is Dean in the School of Business, Director of Heuristica-UFM and Professor of the courses: Corporate Finance, Valuation, Derivatives, Capital Markets and Business Strategy in Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Ignacio González-Varas Ibañez
Historian, professor and essayist, he is Professor of Architectural Composition at the School of Architecture in Toledo (University of Castilla-La Mancha). Doctor in Philosophy and Letters by the universities of Leon and of Bologna (Real Colegio of Spain in Bologna). His research activity has been centered in the field of Cultural Heritage and History and Theory of Architecture and the City in different institutions such as the University of Havana, the University of the Sorbonne in Paris, the Institute of Architecture in Venice, the University of Bologna and the University of Dresden.
He is the recipient of several awards on cultural heritage. He has also directed multiple research projects and has been a member and jury of scientific committees in various national and international congresses.
His areas of research are: Theory and History of Cultural Heritage, Criteria and Methodologies for Conservation and Restoration of Architecture and the City, Theory and History of Architecture and the City.
Jesús Alberto Valero Matas
Jesús A. Valero-Matas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Valladolid, Doctor in Sociology. Sociology graduate. Graduate in Political Science and Administration. Master in Political Science and Constitutional Law. He has directed different research projects. He is credited with more than 100 articles in national and international indexed journals, 15 monographs and 30 book chapters. He has been a visiting researcher at various foreign universities such as The University of Edimburg, University of Auckland, Ben Gurion University, Georgetown University, Colorado School of Mines among others. He has been a visiting professor at UNAM, the Polytechnic Institute of Braganza, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Catholic University of America, among others.
His main lines of research are: the sociology of education, analysis and study of scientific learning, sociology of religion, sociology of science and sociology of migratory movements.
Joaquín Azpitarte has a PhD in Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. He is an Industrial Organization Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and a Technical Architect from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Master in Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Master in Project Management from La Salle Barcelona and Real Estate Valuation from Universidad Europea de Madrid. He develops his professional activity in the Department of Urban Planning of the City Council of Tías, Las Palmas, Spain, as Director of Building Projects, as a teacher and as a researcher. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of New York and Hong Kong.
His fields of research are urban planning, economics, business and law. He is a member of Instituto Juan de Mariana and a deep admirer of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Universidad de Barcelona. Architect from Universidad Europea de Madrid and BA in the History of Art from UNED. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery specialized in Otorhinolaryngology by the Hospital Clínico de Barcelona since 1986. He introduced oncological surgery with laser in Mallorca in 1994. He also implemented other techniques such as palatoplasties, for snoring surgery, and the radiofrequency technique in the treatment of benign pathologies for improvement of nasal breathing. He has specialized in all techniques of nasal surgery, functional and restorative, being one of the pioneers in establishing nasal endoscopic surgery in Mallorca.
Chief of Section of the Otorhinolaryngology Service in the following health centers: Hospital de Berga, Gerona, Hospital General de Mallorca, Juaneda Clinic, Policlínica Miramar and Hospital de Inca.
In addition to his sanitary role, he is a collaborating professor in various teaching missions in Africa (Gambia, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Senegal) for twenty years.
PhD in History of Art from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), BA in History from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. He has studied professional photography and choir music with Ricardo del Carmen from 1991 to date. He has offered several concerts and done recordings of Guatemalan contemporary music and Christmas jingles. He has taught classes and offered conferences on history, art, film and social sciences at Universidad Rafael Landívar, Mesoamericana, Francisco Marroquín, Universidad del Istmo and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. His main research areas revolve around colonial history: sculpture, applied arts, music, society, guilds and religion, economic history, social and nineteenth century art. He worked with USAID and the Guatemalan Ministry of Education from 2007-2009. He is a member of Seminario de Escultura Virreinal del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at UNAM.
Doctor in History and professor at the École des Hautes Études in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris. He has been a visiting professor at different European and American universities.
Author, among other books, of El carlismo. Dos siglos de contrarrevolución en España (2000), Banderas blancas, boinas rojas. Una historia política del carlismo, 1876-1939 (2006), La historia es un árbol de historias. Historiografía, política, literatura (2014), Historia mínima de Cataluña (2015) y Con permiso de Kafka. El proceso independentista en Cataluña (2018), La monarquía en el siglo XXI (2019).
Among the volumes he has coordinated, the following can be highlighted: Exilios. Los éxodos políticos en España, siglos XV al XX (2007), Histoire de l’Espagne contemporaine, de 1808 à nos jours (2009), Historia cultural de la política contemporánea (2009), París, ciudad de acogida. El exilio español durante los siglos XIX y XX (2010), Guerras civiles. Una clave para entender la Europa de los siglos XIX y XX (2012), La guerre d’Espagne. Un conflit qui a façonné l’Europe (2016) e Historia contemporánea de España, 2 volumes (2017).
He has published numerous articles on the counterrevolution, Carlism, nationalism, republicanism, the right, sociability, exiles, history and literature, historiography and political violence.
PhD in Finance from Tulane University 2015, Nueva Orleans, USA.
His experience lies in the managerial and academic ambit in Guatemala for more than 25 years. This includes engineering positions in industrial companies and management posts in different areas of business. Currently he is the Business-Finance Dean for the School of Business, Director of the Master in Finance and Executive Coordinator for the Master in Real Estate Project Management at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala.
He teaches finance courses at BA and Masters level, including the MBA, MAPI (Master in Real Estate Project Management) and MFIN ( Master in Finance). He is a professor for Instituto On-Line Madrid Manuel Ayau (OMMA). For several years he has taught courses such as: Financial Valuation Principles, Project Assessment, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Value Based Management. He is adjunct professor for Tulane University teaching finance courses in Guatemala and Beijing, China.
He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Finance Research Center (FRC) from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, where he has been an editor and reviewer of papers and articles. He is the coauthor of the book “Evaluación de Proyectos para Emprendedores” (2012 and 2014 Editions) as well as its English version (2016). His interest in publications include family businesses, real option analysis and pension fund performance.
PhD in Law from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, March 2007; BA in Legal and Social Sciences, Attorney and Notary from Universidad Rafael Landívar, July 1997.
Highlights in his professional experience are: Juez de Paz del Ramo Penal; Juez de Primera Instancia Penal; Juez de Sentencia Penal, Magistrado Titular del Tribunal Supremo Electoral (2014 -2020); Magistrado Titular Sala Primera de la Corte de Apelaciones del Ramo Penal ( 2009-2014), Besides university teaching he has conducted several investigations and publications and has won various awards and recognitions.
He is a member of Asociación de Jueces y Magistrados del Organismo Judicial; of Colegio de Abogados y Notarios de Guatemala, of Cuerpo Docente de la Universidad Rafael Landívar and Universidad Francisco Marroquín; of Cuerpo Docente de la Escuela de Estudios Judiciales and Instituto de Magistrados del Organismo Judicial
José Daniel Barquero
Dr. Barquero started his professional career in the United States, in the cities of Boston, New York City and Washington in 1988, at the side of one of the most important Americans of the last century, as Life magazine declared him in its number “The 100 most important American people of the last century”. Dr. Edward Bernays, his mentor, was the pioneer worldwide of Public Relations, advisor of some Presidents of the United States of America and some international and national businesses.
He obtained his Ph.D at the International University of Catalonia, with the research thesis: How to avoid the clash of cultures and civilizations– Multicultural Public Relations to obtain the alliance ofcivilizations. Barquero also has several other degrees and academic honors: Executive MBA from the University of Barcelona, Expert in International Public Relations from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations and bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Barcelona.
Dr. Barquero is an Academic at the Real Academia de Ciencias Económica y Financieras of Spain (RACEF).
Because of his career as a researcher, he has been considered one of the European pioneers in the area of social sciences in the scientific discipline of Corporate Public Relations, and he was the first to apply that discipline to Human Rights, Multiculturalism, Finance, Economics and Marketing.
Thanks to his research and contributions to public relations, both academically and in the business area, he has been awarded several Doctor Honoris Causa all over the world. He is Honour Member of the Harvard Business School Club in Barcelona, as stated by the European Superior Council of Doctors and Honoris Causa Doctors.
José Jurado Egea
PhD in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, with professional practice (Spanish, German) focused on technological optimization in both hospital, sports and residential typology. Expertise in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD, BIM since 1999).
Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer since 2003 in the School of Architecture at Universidad Europea de Madrid teaching (Spanish and English) mainly in subjects and workshops on Construction, Integration and Architectural Technology (Bachelor and Master).
Postgraduate Course Director (Project Management Expert in BIM Methodology – BIM Manager), Accreditation Coordinator and Postgraduate Degree Coordinator.
Project Director of Hospital Infanta Leonor (Vallecas, Madrid). 1st prize in SEPES Contest (Sociedad Estatal de Promoción y Equipamiento de Suelo) for 58 homes (Extremadura). Spanish / German construction consultant Viessmann Headquarters (Madrid).
Publication of monographic articles on systems and construction typologies, as well as academic implementation of BIM methodology. Monographic book on Exposed Concrete (M28) for the Scientific-Technical Association of Structural Concrete. Conferences in professional colleges, Master in Lightweight Facades (UPV), Master in Architectural Construction Technologies (UPM) among others.
José Miguel Muñoz
PhD in History of Art; from 2006 to 2012, Professor of History and Theory of Art in Universidad Europea de Madrid. From 1979 a 2016 Professor of Instituto “Beatriz Galindo” in Madrid. He has published several books: La Arquitectura del Manierismo en Guadalajara, Guadalajara, 1987; Fray Alberto de la Madre de Dios, Arquitecto, Santander, 1990; La Arquitectura Carmelitana, Ávila, 1990; Torres y Castillos de la Cantabria Medieval, Santander, 1993; La iglesia de San Andrés de Albalate de Zorita ( Sociología artística de una parroquial ), Guadalajara, 1995; La ciudad como obra de arte. Las claves del Urbanismo en la Antigua Grecia, Madrid, 1996; Hornos de cal en Vegas de Matute
(Segovia), Salamanca, 2007, jointly with the arqueologist Pablo Schnell and Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Paisaje en los Santuarios Españoles, Madrid, 2012.
He is coauthor of other books and the only Spanish historian in the Dizionario di Iconografía e arte cristiana, Milán, 2004- and exposition catalogues in collaboration with and more than two hundred articles in scientific magazines about Architecture, Industrial Archeology, The Study of Castles, Lordly and Ecclesiastic Patronage, Urbanism and Art of the Ancient Mediterranean, Cantabria, Segovia, Guadalajara, Spain and Latin America, its principal lines of investigation. Moreover, he
has participated as a historian in numerous national and international congresses, as well as diverse projects in urbanistic intervention and restoration of architectural heritage.
Doctor Hall is a Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department, and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise, all in the John Chambers College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University. He is also editor of the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy and the Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy. He earned his bachelor and master degrees in economics from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 2007. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics at Beloit College. Hall is a Past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education APEE and is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. He is author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and the Economic Freedom of the World annual report.
His areas of expertise are: Public Choice; Economic Freedom; Urban & Regional Economics; Applied Microeconomics; Economic Education.
Juan Carlos Casellas
PhD in Financial and Taxation Law from Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, thesis approved as outstanding Cum Laude unanimously.
Currently, he is a partner in the firm Abogados y Notarios Mayora & Mayora, S.C. From 2012 to november 2016, Senior Associate in charge of tax matters in the firm Mayora & Mayora, S.C. qualified as Star Associate in the taxation area by the de Chambers & Partners Edition for 2017. He is a renowned lawyer recommended in the area of tax practice by Legal500 in 2015 and 2016. He is a professor of the courses Derecho fiscal I y Derecho fiscal II at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and a professor for the Masters in Constitutional Law and Tax Assessment at Universidad Rafael Landivar. He is a member of the juries to opt for the Degree in Law and the Master at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and Rafael Landivar and Certified Instructor for Instituto Técnico de Capacitación y Productividad (INTECAP).
Dr. Casellas is a speaker and active participant in international and national forums, seminars, conferences, trainings, discussion groups, and congresses in Taxation Law.
Juan E. Castañeda
A Doctor of Economics since 2003 (UAM University at Madrid), Juan Castañeda has experience working and researching in monetary policy and central banking. He has worked with the European Parliament’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs in the so-called “monetary dialogue with the European Central Bank”, and has also submitted written evidence for a UK Parliament report on the euro. He has been a visiting researcher at Cass Business School in London (and since 2015 senior visiting fellow of the Faculty of Finance), and lecturer at UNED University in Madrid. He has been awarded a Bank of Spain annual scholarship to develop research on monetary history and has also developed several research projects funded by the Institute of Fiscal Studies at Madrid on fiscal policy rules. He is the review editor of Economic Affairs and the editor and author of a website specializing in monetary policy and central banking: http://theoldladyofthreadneedlestreet.wordpress.com.
Juan Castañeda was appointed as Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research in January 2016.
Juan Sebastián Landoni
PhD in Economics from Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas, Buenos Aires Argentina in 2010. Master´s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas and Centro de Estudios y Capacitación Empresaria in 2000; BA in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Rosario School of Economics and Business Administration 1997.
Renown teaching and investigative activity, writer of various publications and presenter in several conferences and congresses of liberal ambit.
Since 1999 member of Corporate Training, company that develops educational content for academic and professional training through the use of e-learning tools. He designed and directed the Annual Competition of Business Plans for the School of Economics and Business Administration in Universidad Católica Argentina from 2001 to 2003. He designed and developed the Center for Entrepreneurs and Corporate Development of Fundación Libertad in Rosario, Argentina from December 2002 to May 2003.
Julián de la Fuente
Doctor in Communication, Education and Society. Master in “Communication and Learning in the Digital Society” from Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. Degree in History and Audiovisual Communication from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is currently a professor at the University of Alcalá de Henares and at Universidad Europea de Madrid. He is a member of several research groups on literacy in new media, transmedia narrative and augmented reality. He also participates in innovation projects for university education. Producer and audiovisual developer since 2002. He has directed short films, commercials, documentaries and video clips. He has also created holographic installations, 3D projections and interactive screens. He is responsible for numerous projects for the dissemination of cinematographic heritage.
Julio César de León
BA in Theology from Universidad Mariano Gálvez; BA in Philosophy from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala; PhD in Philosophy from Universidad Rafael Landívar. He has been a professor of several courses related to theology and philosophy in some of the most important universities in Guatemala. Author of several books, articles and essays, he has worked for more than 35 years for Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Most of his work is posted on Internet. bajado por más de 35 años para la Universidad Francisco Marroquín. La mayoría de sus trabajos se encuentran en Internet.
BA in Economics, Cum Laude, 1978 Universidad Francisco Marroquín; Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1980-81; Master´s Degree in Economics from Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas (ESEADE), Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, 1996; PhD in Economics from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, 2003.
Credit Analyst for Bank of America NT & SA, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (July 198l-Oct 1982); Business Manager, Ingenio “La Bélgica”, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (January 1983-Nov 1984); Economics Professor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala (1985 to date); Director, Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala (January 1999-Dic 2004).
Among other academic activities and distinctions: Member of the Academic Advisory Council, Enciclopedia Hispánica (México: Encyclopedia Britannica Publishers, Inc., 1990); Member of the the Colegio de Economistas de Guatemala, 1992 (Collegiate No. 2351), First Prize, Annual Academic Contest Charles L. Stillman, 1992 (Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala); Editor Laissez-Faire Magazine, School of Economics, Universidad Francisco Marroquín (1994 to date); “Patents and Copyrights: Do the Benefits Exceed the Costs?” paper presented in the general meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, Santiago de Chile, Nov 16, 2000; First Prize, Sexto Concurso de Ensayo “Caminos de la Libertad.” Grupo Salinas, México, D.F., November 24, 2011; Third Prize, Noveno Concurso de Ensayo “Caminos de la Libertad.” Grupo Salinas, México, D.F., October 13, 2014; among many others.
Julio Zelaya is a global expert in entrepreneurship and human relations.
He is the co-author of the US best sellers SuccessOnomics with Steve Forbes and Transform with Brian Tracy. Author of the # 1 best seller on Amazon in Spanish and English La Travesía: El Poder de Emprender / The Voyage: The Power of Entrepreneurship.
He is Principal at The RBL Group in the United States and Founder and President of the Emprende U and Fábrica de Sueños organizations.
He has a post-doctorate in Management and Marketing from Tulane University, a Doctorate in Human Dynamics and Mental Health (PhD) from Mariano Gálvez University, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from INCAE and certifications in entrepreneurship from Harvard University, Babson College, MIT and Cornell University.
He is a certified Mars Venus Coaching coach on all issues of human, dating and family relationships and has been trained by John Gray, PhD, author of the series Men are from Mars Women from Venus.
He has trained in the United States with Gary Chapman, Esther Perel and John Gottman to fully understand the dynamics of human and family relationships.
He is a Fellow of the Central American Leadership Initiative -CALI- of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization). His work has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, E! and FOX in the United States, as well as in the main Latin American media.
TEDx speaker with his talk The gift of dreaming. Visiting Scholar at High Point University, Penn State University, and Tulane University.
Member of the Advisory Council of Strategy and Business Magazine in Central America. Columnist of Relato with the section The power of undertaking.
He advises more than 150 organizations annually in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, training and training in person to approximately 100,000 people per year and more than 500,000 people, through digital media.
Lenore T. Ealy
Lenore T. Ealy is founder and president of The Philanthropic Enterprise, a U.S.-based research institute that advances the intellectual foundations of the free society by promoting multi-disciplinary study of the social institutions and processes that facilitate human cooperation and by fostering connections between sound theory and practice in philanthropy, public entrepreneurship, and policy development.
Ealy earned her Ph.D. in the history of moral and political thought from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland). She also holds an M.A. in history from the University of Alabama and a B.S. in education from Auburn University. She has been an affiliated scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a senior fellow of The Sagamore Institute (Indianapolis, Indiana), and presently serves as Secretary/Executive Director of The Philadelphia Society.
She is co-editor of the book series “Polycentricity: Studies in Institutional Diversity and Voluntary Governance” (Rowman and Littlefield). She has co-edited three books, including Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation (2015); History, On Proper Principles:Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald (2010); and Liberty and Learning: Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at 50 (2006).She was the founding editor of Conversations on Philanthropy: Emerging Questions in Liberality and Social Thought, a scholarly journal published from 2004-2014 (www.conversationsonphilanthropy.org).
Potential fields of study: History of moral and political thought; history of ideas; civil society; philanthropy; voluntary governance; early modern intellectual history; history of historiography; American history; qualitative research.
León Gómez Rivas
PhD in Modern History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1990) with the thesis “El virrey del Perú don Francisco de Toledo”) and PhD in Economics and Business UCM (2004) with the thesis: “La Escuela de Salamanca, Hugo Grocio y el liberalismo económico en Gran Bretaña”). Professor ar Universidad Europea de Madrid (2000), where he has taught courses such as: History, Ethics and Economic Judgement from 1991. Accredited by ANECA as Associate Professor at Universidad Pública in 2012. External evaluator for several magazines such as: Procesos de Mercado, Hispania, Empresa y Humanismo, Revista de Historia Económica o Estudios de Economía Aplicada. Regular attendee of national and international History and Economic Judgement congresses in Spain and America.
PhD in Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) with a doctoral thesis directed by Prof. Dr. Jesus Huerta de Soto, PhD student in Psychology at Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) with a doctoral thesis currently directed by Prof. Dr. Jesús María de Miguel Calvo, Master in Economics from the Austrian School (URJC), PEDG (Executive Program in General Management of Companies) by Universidad Europea of Madrid (UEM) and Image and Sound Designer from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
His field of action and specialization covers three major academic and professional areas that integrate the study of the science of human action or praxeology:
Theory of the firm and entrepreneurship. He proposes the development of a praxeological signature theory, providing a reinterpretation of the concept of business function and coining the concept of synergy (science of cooperation and / or human association).
Self-management. It proposes that business or organizational management is evolving towards a self-directed or self-managed mode in search of the maximum possible efficiency in the so-called VUCA environment in which organizations currently operate and compete. This field of study is developed as an entrepreneur and coach, and through spontaneous memberships.
Non-directive coaching. It proposes both the systematization of the methodological framework and the articulation of a general theory of coaching, understanding it as a help process for the empowerment and development of the tacit component of knowledge, based on non-directive essence.
International lecturer and guest lecturer at a dozen different universities and schools in Latin America in countries such as Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Argentina and Peru.
More information: http://www.leoravier.com/
PhD in Medieval History, Cum Laude Honor, from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED. 2005-2016); Pedagogical Aptitud Certificate (CAP) in History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2004; TOSFL Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in 2003; BA in Business Administration from Centro Universitario Luis Vives, affiliated to Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid). 1997-2000, Universidad de León 1994-1997.
Her specific knowledge regards in: Medieval History, Investigation, Paleography, Teaching, Portuguese Presence in the Middle East, Castrametation in Arabia and Team and Project Management.
She is a consultant for Universidad Francisco Marroquín from January 2017 to date; independent investigator (2016 to date). She was Chief of Project for TyCH Talento y Capital Humano (February 2006 – February 007); Consultant and instructor in Cap Gemini (July 2001 – September 2005); Assistant History Professor in San Pablo School CEU, Montepríncipe de Madrid, (2004). Practices as part of CAP and consultant and instructor for T–Systems (September 2000 – July 2001) Member of the London Royal Historical Society and Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos.
Luis Javier Cuesta
BA in Art History. Doctor in Art History from the University of Salamanca. Director of the Art Department at Universidad Iberoamericana since 2012. Full time professor in the Art Department at Universidad Iberoamericana since 2002. Professor in the Master in Architectural Restoration of the School of Restoration at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) since 1999. Visiting scholar in the Chair Mexique at the University of Toulouse-Mirail, France, among others.
He currently participates in various research projects, author of several books, chapters in collective books, eleven articles in scientific journals, and twenty papers in specialized congresses in Mexico, Europe, North America and Latin America. He regularly gives lectures at universities in Mexico and abroad.
His areas of specialization are viceregal art and architecture, theory of architecture, relations between literature and architecture, ephemeral architecture, relations between European art and American art.
Born in Badajoz, España, 1977, he has a PhD in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain) and a BA and Humanities from the same university. He has a Diploma in European Studies from University of Kent (Canterbury, R. U.) and more than 300 hours of digital marketing training in several institutions and Spanish corporations.
Author of several articles and books in Philology, he has been a profesor and an investigator for institutions like Universidad de Extremadura (España), Fundación Residencia de Estudiantes (within the campus of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid), the Instituto de Patrimonio Histórico Español (Ministry of Culture, Madrid), Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos (Madrid), Universidad de Málaga (Spain), Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (Spain), University of Kent (Canterbury, R. U.), University of Birmingham (R. U.), New York University (EE. UU.) and Universidad Francisco Marroquín. As a consultor in social media marketing, he has worked with several clients in the Spanish hotel and restaurant tourist industry. He is one of the editors of the event-marketing book by Mario Schumacher, Blogtrip Costa Blanca: un viaje a las emociones (Amazon, 2013). Currently, besides sporadic collaborations in Guatemalan media about social and political issues, he is the Director of the Escuela de Posgrado at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, combining his two passions: academics and digital marketing.
Marcela Porta has a PhD in Socio-Economics from the Télécom et management Sud Paris and the Mulhouse University in France. Her research contemplated the economic consequences of social changes in specific industries.
She worked for several years coordinating research at Telecom & Management Sud Paris. She was dean of the business school and assistant director of research at Universidad Galileo in Guatemala.
Currently, she is the Administrative Director of the Center for Economic and Social Studies CEES and professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics in Universidad Francisco Marroquín. She is accredited as a Conscious Business Coach and certified as a Scrum Product Owner.
Additionally, she directs the UFM Alumni office overseeing the development and implementation of systems to track, analyze and report the annual results of student participation. Marcela works with all departments of the university to create lasting relationships for UFM alumni through networking, business development, personal growth opportunities and other activities.
Graduated as a Lawyer from Universidad de Buenos Aires (1976) and from the PYME program at Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresarios (Universidad Austral), Buenos Aires (1977); PhD in Corporate Law (Summa Cum Laude Honor), Law School, Universidad de Navarra (1992); Associate Professor of Political Economics , School of Law, Universidad Austral and Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires.
Currently, he is General Trustee from Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados (PAMI), appointment by Presidential Decree 86/2015.
María Antonieta Jiménez
Currently an Associate Researcher at the Archaeological Studies Center of El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C. She has a PhD in Anthropology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Institute of Anthropological Research – Faculty of Philosophy and Letters). Member of the National System of Researchers (Candidate 2014 – 2016). Licentiate and Master in Archeology from the National School of Anthropology and History. She has worked in the study of the archaeological cultural heritage and in the application of scientific dissemination strategies for its protection. Finished publications as well as the ones in process are linked to issues of disclosure and protection of cultural heritage. She is founder of Red Patrimonio, Digital Magazine of Studies in Cultural Heritage.
She has taught courses at Centro de Estudios Arqueológicos del Colmich, the National School of Anthropology and History, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas and Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (Morelia) on cultural heritage studies. She has completed two academic stays abroad. The first one at Instituto del Patrimonio Histórico Español in Madrid, Spain (2004), and a later (2011) at Flinders University (South of Australia).
María Pilar Perales
Professor of Commercial Law in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and before in Universidad de La Rioja (2007-2011). She has a BA in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1991) and a PhD in Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (1996).
She is the author of seven monographs related to international trading, uniform law in international trade, right to commercial contract, corporate law, insurance and arbitration, among other fifty publications in journals and periodicals, several in English.
Visiting Scholar in Pace University School of Law (Nueva York) (1997), Columbia University (Nueva York) (1997) and James E. Rogers School of Law, Arizona University (1998 y 2001). Adjunct Professor of Law in Pace University School of Law (1997) and Visiting Professor in Louisiana State University, School of Law (2005).
She is a member of several editorial, academic and scientific boards in Spanish and international magazines. She is subdirector of Spain Arbitration Review and Coeditor of the international legal competition: Moot Madrid.
Mario Ruíz Estrada
Dr. Ruiz is currently Senior Research Fellow at SWRC in the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) of the University of Malaya (UM), which he joined in April 2017. Prior to joining SWRC, he was an Associate Professor at The Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) at University of Malaya (2006-2017). Subsequently, he was a senior lecturer in Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (1993-1997) and lecturer at Universidad Francisco Marroquin (1995-1996).
Expert in different areas of research such as economics (macroeconomics, economic modeling, and policy modeling), mathematics (geometry and calculus), national security issues (terrorism, violence, war), natural disasters evaluation (Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and floods), technology (drones and UAVs).
His research, which has been published extensively in journals such as Journal of Policy Modeling, Disasters, Singapore Economic Review, Quality and Quantity, and Contemporary Economics revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia´s long term development, including policy modeling, natural disaster evaluation and Asia´s food security. For more information about Dr. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada research, visit:
Bachelor of History, researcher, teacher and doctor in Latin American Studies by UNAM. Throughout his academic performance he has consolidated the following fields of expertise: socio – political history of Central America and Chiapas during the nineteenth century, history of the South Border and Mexico – Central America relations, and history of Central American socio – political processes of the second half of the 20th century. He has coordinated several academic work groups.
He is the sole author, co-author and coordinator of eighteen research books. He is also the author and co-author of fifteen book chapters and nine articles in specialized magazines. Most of his works have been published by prestigious publishers and institutions such as UNAM, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, El Colegio de México and CIDE. He is also co-author of four primary and secondary textbooks.
He has participated in evaluation committees, jury prizes and councils of various institutions. He is a member of the Consultative Council of the Historical Diplomatic Collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On two occasions -1998 and 2007 – he was awarded the Francisco Javier Clavijero Award granted by INAH, one of the most important awards given in Mexico in the field of History.
Since May 2016, he has served as academic secretary of the CIALC, and is responsible for the PAPIIT project “Guatemala at War, 1960-1996. History, memory and current debates. “
Marion Popenoe Hatch
Marion Popenoe Hatch has a B.A. in Anthropology and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Berkeley, California. She is one of the most recognized archaeologists in Guatemala not only for her great contribution to the knowledge of the ancient populations of the Guatemalan territory, but also for being a pioneer in the formation of many Guatemalan students who have dedicated themselves to this particular study.
The contributions of Dr. Hatch to Guatemalan archaeology have been fundamental in the Central Highlands and the South Coast. Currently there is no better reference in terms of the study of ancient populations that inhabited those regions, especially related to their ceramic evidence. In the Pacific region, she has worked in the following sites: Monte Alto, La Blanca, El Bálsamo, Salinas Tilapa, Marinalá, El Baúl and Tak’alik Ab’aj, where she worked as a ceramist since 1988.
Author of articles published in Guatemalan archaeological journals and book chapters published in Guatemala and the United States. Winner of 13 recognitions to research work on Guatemalan archaeology: two granted by the University of California at Berkeley and 11 granted in Guatemala by different academic institutions. She is currently the director of the Department of Archaeology at Universidad del Valle in Guatemala City.
PhD in History from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Professor at ESEADE and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Investigator for Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICET-Argentina). Specialist in Corporate History and History of Salaries and Prices in Argentina and Latin America. He published numerous articles in academic magazines. His last two books are “Estudios Presidenciales” (edited with Mario Serrafero) and “Política y Democracia”. Anversos y Reversos” (compiled with Manuel Alcántara Sáez and Mario Serrafero).
Martín Krause graduated from Universidad de la Plata in Argentina with a PhD in Business Administration in 1978. Ever since he has dedicated to academic work and consulting in the field of economy.
In 1998 he was elected Associate Professor in Economy at the School of Law and Social Sciences in Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also a professor in the School of Economics and a visiting professor in Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and OMMA in Madrid, Spain. He was a professor and the dean of ESEADE Graduate School.
He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, Adjunct Scholar of the CATO Institute and the Consejo Académico de la Fundación Libertad y Progreso in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has received various awards and scholarships including the 2007 Annual Award from the Academy of Sciences in Buenos Aires “Law & Economics, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships in 1993 and the Freedom Project from the John Templeton Foundation in 1999 and 2000. He has participated as a conference speaker in dozens of seminars and meetings and has been an observer in different electoral process around the world.
Doctor in Sociology and Political Sciences from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Master in International Business from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management from the Institute of Stock Market Studies, Master in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from University de León in Spain.
He has worked in the field of economic and political analysis in organizations such as the Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agrícolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras (CACIF), Secretaría de Integración Económica para Centroamérica (SIECA), the World Bank and the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies. He currently works in financial consulting and philosophical coaching.
His areas of interest are philosophy, history and finance. Among his published books are El Comienzo and La Locura es Racional on the history of Guatemala during its civil war. Reviser of articles in various journals, his publications focus on competitiveness, international finance and macroeconomic aspects.
PhD and M. A. in History from Florida State University. He is an assistant research professor in the McDonough School of Business at George Mason University. Director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Market and Ethics. Interdisciplinary historian, influenced by scholars in fields as diverse as economics, folklore and ethics. His research as a historian has focused on the 19th Century U.S. History, the Dutch World, and Philosophy and Methods of History.
In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Douma is active in public history projects in the realms of historic preservation and folklore.
Miguel Anxo Bastos
BA in Economics from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; BA in Political Sciences from UNED. PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
He has taught several courses in the PhD program, written articles, chapters and published complete books such as: Da Administración Pública a Xestión Publica, EGAP, Santiago de Compostela, 1994; Políticas públicas no ambeto autonómico, doctoral thesis (CDROM), Universidad Santiago de Compostela, 1998 , Burocracia, burocratización y reforma administrativa, EGAP; Santiago de Compostela, 1998 y Administración 2032: teclas para transformar la Administración Pública española, INAP, Madrid, 2014.
Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the university, Secretary of the Department of Political Science and Business and Coordinator of the Master in Public Management all in the School of Political and Social Sciences of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
Miguel Lasso de la Vega
Architect from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid (1990). He has a PhD in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since June 2004. His doctoral thesis obtained a Cum Laude Honor and the Excellence Award from the university. The thesis gave forth to its publication in two volumes by the Madrid City Hall and the Fundación Caja Madrid in 2006 and 2007 obtaining extraordinary mentions in the Urbanism, Architecture and Public Work from the Madrid City Hall.
He has been responsible for the Servicio Histórico del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (02/2002 a 08 /2011) and director of the Architecture Institute of the Foundation of the same organization (12/2008 a 08/2011). During these years he has directed and coordinated numerous investigation projects like: Madrid Architecture. Periphery, XX Century Architecture in Spain. Central Zone, among the communal initiative INTERREG III B Southeast, Architectural Archives and the consequent collection Legados and other records for the Fundación Docomomo Ibérico in which he has been part of between 2003 and 2011.
Among his most recent work is the scientific coordination of the book Palacios de Madrid promoted by the Community of Madrid and Fundación Caja Madrid. Between 2005 and 2011 he was a professor- collaborator-doctor for the Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad San Pablo CEU, but since 2011/2012 he has centered his activity in Universidad Europea de Madrid, as Director of the Urbanism and History of Architecture Department between 2011-2014 and most recently as the Academic Director for the Graduate School of Architecture, Engineering and Design. Since June 27, 2013 he is Associate Professor of the course History of Architecture.
PhD in Law from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala; Master´s in Financial Law and Business from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Colombia, Colombia; Master´s in International Arbitration from Universidad Francisco Marroquín; Specialization course in Commercial Law from Universidad de Salamanca in Spain; BA in Legal and Social Sciences, Attorney and Notary from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
From 2014 to date, he is founding partner of Signature Regional Law Group “Bonilla, Argueta, Zarceño & Alvarado” in Guatemala. From 2007 to 2014 he was partner at Argueta & Alvarado, Abogacía y Notariado in Guatemala. From 2015 to date he is part of a committee of investment arbitration in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ICSID. He was a legal adviser for several corporations and Director of Banco de Antigua from 1990-1994
Currently, he is the Dean of the School of Law, fiduciary and professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Moris Polanco (Guatemala, 1962) has a BA in Philosophy and Literature from Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala), and a PhD in Philosophy from Universidad de Navarra (España). He has taught philosophy courses at Universidad Rafael Landívar, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Universidad del Istmo and Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia).
From 1998 he works as a professor of logic, introduction to philosophy and ethics in the School of Economics and Business at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and as a professor of ethics in Escuela de Gobierno (Guatemala). He has published several books and articles and has been president of the Guatemalan Association of Philosophy. From 2011 he organizes the National Olympics of Philosophy. He is the editor of Faith and Liberty magazine.
Dr. Nicholas Virzi has a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of California, San Francisco, and a double degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in International Economic Relations and Political Science. On that account, Dr. Virzi is an economist, political expert, and sociologist, with an integral vision of political economy.
Active in the private sector, Dr. Virzi has been the Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), as well as Chairman of its Investment Promotion Committee. He participates actively in the Academic Sector of the Private Council of Competitiveness. He is also editorial advisor of Revista Gerencia, of the AGG, Revista Perspectiva, and Revista Business Horizons.
Apart from being an Economic Consultant for different entities, organisms, and companies of regional and global prestige, Dr. Virzi is also a well-known Professor of Economics and Politics in different universities of the country, such as Universidad Rafael Landívar, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Universidad del Istmo, among others.
Dr. Virzi is a speaker in the business, economic, and strategic areas for public and private entities, as well as research centers and universities in the country. He is co-author of several books and author of articles in national and international academic journals.
Pedro José Pradillo y Esteban
Dr. Pradillo y Esteban is a contemporary multi-faceted plastic artist.In addition, he is a historian and develops an assiduous curatorial work for institutions in his hometown. From his childhood he showed an enormous interest in the practice of drawing and sculpture, elaborating a naive surrealist world. His formation is self-taught. In 1987 he graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Alcalá de Henares, and in 2003 he obtained a PhD in History.
His curriculum has resulted in two converging paths: one, towards artistic creation, exhibiting his works in various individual and collective exhibitions since 1980; And another, as historian-researcher, which has been developed through multiple documentation works, and materialized in exhibitions of dissemination of the historical-artistic and cultural heritage of Guadalajara, Spain.
This dedication has been recognized with the following distinctions: Province of Guadalajara Award “Layna Serrano” of Historical and Ethnological Research (1995);Prize Provincial Exhibition of Plastic Arts of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Castilla-La Mancha (1996);Prize “Manuel Corchado” of Historical-Archaeological Research on the Monuments of Spanish Military Architecture by the National Association of Friends of the Castles (2002);Club Siglo Futuro Prize (2003);Culture Prize of the Press Association of Guadalajara (2007);“Duchy of Silver” of Gentes de Guadalajara (2010);Honorary Military Engineer and Honorary Pilot of the Airborne Dirigibles (2013-2015).
PhD in Political Science (Peace and International Security), Master´s Degree in International Relations; Associate Diploma in advanced studies (DEA); Higher Education Studies in Military Science; BA in Military Sciences; Graduate Course in Management and Resource Planning at the National Defense University and The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, United States. Holds several certifications such as DATA SECURITY, CRYPTOGRAPHY, APPLIED STATISTICS AND COMPUTER PROCESSING; STRATEGIC STUDIES from the National Center for Strategic Studies ( ESTNA Center).
He was Dean for the Department of Political Studies, International Relations and Journalism (EPRI) at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala). Currently, he is Professor of History and XX Century Geopolitics and Methodology of Applied Analysis to current events. He was President of the Cámara Guatemalteca de Periodismo (2012-2013 y 2013-2014) and the Comisión de Libertad de Expresión de la Cámara Guatemalteca de Periodismo.
Ex Presenter of the weekly TV program “A Solas”, in Canal Antigua; Ex Presenter of TV news show: “A las 8:45”, in Canal Antigua; at present, he co-conducts a radio program (aINFINITA FM 100) and a Sunday television program (Guatevision). He is also an opinion columnist for the local newspaper PRENSA LIBRE; Director of the Academic and Investigation Department of the Latin American and the Caribbean network for democracy (REDLAT).
He has offered conferences in various Latin American countries and participated in several international events as guest speaker.
Peter Calcagno Earned his B.S. in Economics and History from Hillsdale College and Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He is currently a Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston, and Directs of the Center for Public Choice & Market Process, an undergraduate free market center. His primary areas of research are in applied microeconomics specifically public choice economics and political economy. The role of political institution on state fiscal policy, economic development and entrepreneurship. Dr. Calcagno is member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, is the Treasurer of the Public Choice Society, a Voting Member of American Institute for Economic Research, a Board Member of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas, and has served on the board of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, and the editor of Unleashing Capitalism: A Prescription for Economic Prosperity in South Carolina. Prior to CofC he taught at Wingate University, Jacksonville State University, and Georgia State University.
Policy historian and Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University. His research areas focus on Economic Inequality, Economic History (focusing on U.S. add Caribbean, especially 19th century and slavery) and History of Economic Thought. Magness is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement (University of Missouri Press), offering reexamination of Abraham Lincoln’s anti-slavery and freedmen’s policies during the American Civil War. He has also written extensively on the history of the federal income tax, the American free trade movement, and the history of abolitionism. His historical writings have appeared in the Journal of the Early Republic, the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Constitutional Political Economy, and Slavery & Abolition, as well as popular outlets including the New York Times, the Daily Caller and the History News Network. Magness completed his undergraduate studies in political science and economics at the University of St. Thomas and obtained his Master of Public Policy and PhD at George Mason University. In addition to his role at IHS, he also teaches at GMU´s School of Public Policy.
Doctor from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Master in Education from Universidad Internacional de La Rioja; Degree in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; University professor.
Dr. Moya carried out her doctoral studies at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, after collaborating in various research projects there, as well as, at the University of Texas and Universidad CEU San Pablo de Madrid, she defended her doctoral thesis in 2017 consisting of a comparative analysis between the architectures of conquest of the Order of Santiago in the Uclés territory, in the Iberian Peninsula, among the 12th and 16th centuries and New Spain, in the American continent, in the 16th century. She combined her doctoral studies with the completion of a Master in Teacher Training at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja.
Currently, she is studying History of Art and Geography and History at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia de España. Between 2008 and 2013 she collaborated as a professor in the Department of Theory and Projects in Architecture and Urbanism at Escuela Politécnica Superior from Universidad CEU San Pablo de Madrid.
She has continued to collaborate in different projects and competitions with both Spanish and Mexican firms. She is the author of various research papers, articles and lectures. Her preferred fields of research are Medieval Peninsular History and History of the New Spain conquest.
Rachel M. McCleary is Lecturer, Economics Department, Harvard University, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. McCleary’s work is interdisciplinary with theoretical grounding in the fields of philosophy, political science, sociology, and economics. Her research focuses on how religion interacts with economic performance and the political and social behavior of individuals and institutions across societies. McCleary studies how religious beliefs and practices influence productivity, economic growth, and the maintenance of political institutions such as democracy. She also works on moral philosophy regarding moral agency and reasoning.
McCleary has worked on Central America for decades. She was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Guatemala in 1994. In 1997, she coordinated the project on a private sector initiative in a post-conflict setting, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. and Guatemala. Currently, she is consulting with the Inter-American Development Bank on economic growth in Central America.
Rachel holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Chicago, a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University and a BA (Linguistics and Spanish) from Indiana University.
Dr. Rajesh Ingle has over 25 years of experience in Marketing. His work experience has been in diverse fields ranging from Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals, Lifestyle, Education and Foods & Grocery from some of the World’s top ranked organizations. He has worked with leading organizations from India at business strategy level. Currently, he is the Director of Marketing for TruePresence, a digital marketing company based out of South Carolina, USA, that has national presence with over 200 clients and offices in Mumbai and Guatemala City.
He is also on the board of Stratech, promoting trade relations between India and Central America. The companies that he represents are world leaders: Raymond, Parle, Nirma, and Medimix Soaps etc. The group Market cap of the organization is around 50 Billion USD.
Dr. Rajesh Ingle has worked as a Brand Valuation Consultant working with top companies in India like Tata (House of Taj Group of Hotels, Jaguar, Land Rover etc.) , Godrej (India’s top three FMCG Company), Hershey’s, Good Year, among others. He has valued over 100 brands and has been invited for discussions and debates on brand related subjects in Universities and Corporate in India, Guatemala, USA and Nigeria.
He has a PhD in Brand Valuation from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune University, India.
Robert P. Murphy
Robert Murphy is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute. He earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Hillsdale College, a visiting scholar at New York University, a research analyst at Laffer Associates, and a senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute.
He is currently Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, where he writes a frequent column on the economics of climate change. Dr. Murphy also serves as a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, a senior fellow with the Mises Institute, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.
He has authored numerous scholarly articles and energy policy studies, over 100 popular publications for lay audiences, and multiple books. His most recent book is The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole” (Primal Publishing, 2015).
His areas of expertise for doctoral students include capital & interest theory, Austrian economics, business cycle research, and game theory.
BA in Political Economics and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, Michigan, USA; Masters and PhD in Philosophy and Political Theory from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Representative of The Economist Intelligence Unit in Mexico and President of the Mexico Business Forum of The Economist Conferences. President of Alamos Alliance, entity that organizes one of the most important colloquiums in economics for the Latin-American region in Alamos, Sonora. Visiting professor of Political Economics in Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He was Adjunct Professor of Political Economics in Escuela Libre de Derecho (1989-2001) and the Law School of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1990-1993). He was a weekly columnist for The Economist, in the column “Of Capital Importance”, 1993-2011. He has published more then 2,000 articles in national and international media like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Barron´s, Investor’s Business Daily, International Economy, among others.
He has published several specialized essays in books and monographs in topics such as free trade, environment, modernization and economic reform, monetarism, exchange rate policy and privatization. His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Journal of Commerce, Business Week, The Economist, Times, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, UPI, Associated Press, Barron´s and other Latin American Media.
Rosolino Candela has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University where he also was a Mercatus Center Dissertation Fellow, a JIN Fellow, and a Humane Studies Fellow. He earned his BA summa cum laude from St. John’s University in New York, where he studied history and philosophy under the tutelage of Dr. Douglas B. Rasmussen, and his MA in economics and international political economy & development from Fordham University, New York. Prior to attending George Mason University, Rosolino completed one year of studies at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was a Charles G. Koch Fellow and JIN Fellow under Dr. Benjamin Powell. At Suffolk, he also worked at the Beacon Hill Institute, where he was also a Koch Summer Fellow.
Visiting Professor at UFM in Guatemala, author of various academic publications journal articles, book chapters and other papers, his research interests include Austrian Economics, development economics and political economy.
Russed Yesid Barrera
Colombian, international lecturer. BA in Business Administration from Universidad Externado in Colombia. Postgraduate Diploma in Conciliation and Conflict Resolution, Masters Degree in Nonverbal Behavior and Lie Detection, negotiation studies at Harvard University and a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain.
As part of his professional activity he has been a professor at universities in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Spain with Behavior and Law Foundation and guest professor at Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He worked for 17 years in international organizations such as the United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, ILO, FIDA, among others.
He is currently a professor and advisor to several companies, such as: Coca Cola, Merck, Kimberly Clark, Westin, Unipharm, Chiquita Brands, Gerfor, Roemmers, GlaxoSmithKline, Purina, Sieca, PNUD, Spectrum Brands, Cementos Progreso, Cervecería Centroamericana, Kerns, Bayer, Financial Sector, Superintendency of Banks and Central Banks, among others.
He is an international business coach, columnist for magazines and newspapers.
Director of research at the Acton Institute. He earned an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford.
Author of many books including On Ordered Liberty (2003), his prize-winning The Commercial Society (2007), The Modern Papacy (2009), Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy (2010), Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future (2013), For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good (2016). He has also co-edited books such as Christian Theology and Market Economics (2008), Profit, Prudence and Virtue: Essays in Ethics, Business and Management (2009), and Natural Law, Economics and the Common Good (2012).
He publishes in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; Journal of Markets & Morality; Economic Affairs; Law and Investment Management; Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines; Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy; Evidence; Ave Maria Law Review; Oxford Analytica; Communio; Journal of Scottish Philosophy; University Bookman; Moreana; and Foreign Affairs.
In 2001, Doctor Gregg was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society in 2004. In 2008, he was elected a member of the Philadelphia Society, and a member of the Royal Economic Society. In 2017, he was made a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He also sits on the Academic Advisory Boards of Campion College, Sydney; the La Fundación Burke, Madrid; the Instituto Fe y Libertad; and the Institute of Economic Affairs, London.
His potential fields of study are: natural law theory; natural law and economics; political economy; the Scottish Enlightenment; religion and political economy; Christianity and economics; the morality of the market; ethics of business; the thought of Adam Smith; the thought of Wilhelm Röpke; the thought of Alexander Hamilton.
Senior Analyst and Director of the Observatory on Illegal Trafficking and Criminal Networks at the Elcano Royal Institute, a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a member of the academic staff at the Master’s on Peace, Security and Defence at the Instituto General Gutierrez Mellado (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED) and at the Master’s on Public Policy Security and Defence at the Universidad Camilo José Cela. She is also a tutor at the UNED for a variety of degrees. She has a PhD in History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and on several occasions has been a visiting scholar at Tulane University, New Orleans.
Her field of expertise is security and defence in Latin America. She has followed various lines of research relating to Defence as a public policy under democratic frameworks regulating civil-military relations. She has also analysed the roles assigned in the region to military and police forces in the new threat scenario. In recent years she has especially focused on organised crime, in an increasingly turbulent context, and security policies.
She has been a guest lecturer at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), the Universidad Militar de Nueva Granada (Colombia), the Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (Peru) and the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala).
Szabolcs Blazsek has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Corvinus University in Budapest (Hungary) (2001) and is a Doctor of Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2007).
He has worked as a University School Assistant at the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2001-2007), as a Doctor Assistant Professor and Professor at the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of Universidad de Navarra (2007-2012) and as a full time Professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín School of Business (since 2012).
Szabolcs has several publications in academic journals: Journal of Econometrics; Economics Letters; Macroeconomic Dynamics; Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics; Applied Economics; Applied Economics Letters; The European Journal of Finance; Journal of Econometric Methods; Economic Systems; Management Decision; Journal of Applied Economics.
In addition, he has presented his research papers at several organized scientific conferences, in Antigua, Budapest, Istanbul, Konstanz, Luxembourg, Madrid, Orleans, Oxford, Pamplona, Valencia and Guatemala City.
Szabolcs has made research visits to the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences of the University of Maastricht (Holland) (1999), GREQAM of the University of Aix-Marseille (France) (2003), INSEE-CREST (Paris) (2004- 2005) and at the Central Bank of Hungary (2010).
Thomas Chacón Santana
Doctor in Education from Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador in Venezuela, Bachelor of Economics from Universidad de Carabobo, Master in History from UPEL. He was Director of Extension and Interinstitutional Relations of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of Universidad de Carabobo (2015-2018). Academic Coordinator and Founder of the Economics Program for children and youth at the Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico CEDICE (from 2005 to date). Professor and Speaker, Producer and Presenter of several radio programs. Most recently he won the Best Book award at the Charles L. Stillman 2019 Contest, promoted by Universidad Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City.
Vicente E. Caballo
Vicente E. Caballo holds a PhD in Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and currently serves as Professor of Psychopathology at the University of Granada (Spain).
He is the founder and president of Asociación Psicológica Iberoamericana de Clínica y Salud (APICSA) (www.apicsa.org) and founder and director of Centro de Psicología Clínica FUNVECA in the city of Granada, Spain (www.funveca.org).
Founder and director of the research group Avances en Psicopatología y Terapia de Conducta (APYTEC) associated to the University of Granada and recognized by the Junta de Andalucía. He is also the founder and director of the magazine Behavioral Psychology/Psicología Conductual (Revista Internacional de Psicología Clínica y de la Salud) (www.psicologiaconductual.com), the journal of clinical psychology in Spanish with the highest impact factor in the Journal Citation Index (JCR; Thomson Reuters, 2016).
He has written or directed 18 books (with several translations into Portuguese or English), among which are the Manual of Psychopathology and Psychological Disorders (Pirámide, 2014), the Manual of Therapy Techniques and Behavior Modification (Siglo XXI, 1993), The Handbook of Personality Disorders (Síntesis, 2009), the Manual for the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Psychological Disorders (Siglo XXI, 1997/2008, 2 vols.) or the Social Skills Assessment and Training Handbook (Siglo XXI, 1997), frequent textbooks used in graduate and postgraduate studies in Psychology.
He has published over 200 papers (many of which can be found at www.researchgate.net), presented more than 280 reports to congresses and delivered more than 100 lectures, seminars and workshops in different countries. He has also been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Boston (BU), USA and has received several awards and distinctions in different countries.
His main lines of research currently focus on social anxiety, personality disorders, social skills and bullying.
Virgil H. Storr is an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is also the Senior Director of Academic & Student Programs at the Mercatus Center. He holds a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and he did his undergraduate work at Beloit College. His research on Austrian economics, culture and economic development, and economic sociology has appeared in journals such as Public Choice, Rationality & Society, Journal of Urban Affairs, Cambridge Journal of Economics, American Journal of Economics and Sociology and Review of Austrian Economics.
Virgilio A. Cordón
Lecturer, consultant, coach, teacher, columnist and writer. He holds a doctorate in Human Dynamics and Mental Health from the Mariano Gálvez University; Master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of San Pablo of Guatemala and a BA. Business Administration and Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He also has several international certifications such as: Training for trainers (USA), Mentor Manager Certificate in: Communications, Leadership, Teamwork, Project Management, Productivity and Time Management (Harvard School , USA), Postgraduate in Research (P & G, Colombia) among others. For 18 years he held management positions in the world’s largest multinational companies in consumer, telecommunications and industry products with experience in 12 countries. He is founder and director of Virtus Institute, a company dedicated to offer life coaching and business coaching services to national and multinational companies. He has published books such as “Analysis of the informal economy in Guatemala ” and Co-author of the book “Guidelines for economic and social policy for Guatemala 2011-2021”. As a marriage coach he wrote the book “Till Death Do Us Part ” , 2014. In July 2015 he was recognized by the academic community Academy.edu , which has more than 23 million academics in the world, such as “TOP 3% Influencer” .
William Hongsong Wang
Dr. William Wang is a Ph.D. in Economics, Complutense University of Madrid.
His research interests mainly include entrepreneurship, development economics, history of economic thought, economic history (especially the economy of the Republic of China), and public policy. He is also the Co-Founder of two NGO institutes promoting the free market idea in the Chinese Mainland.
Alberto Benegas Lynch
Bélen Gómez Navarro
César Martínez Meseguer
David Sanz Bas
Edward J. Lopez
Federico von Borstel
Fernando Hernández Fradejas
Gonzalo Sichar Moreno
Guillermo Aveledo Coll
Ignacio González-Varas Ibañez
Jesús Alberto Valero Matas
José Daniel Barquero
José Jurado Egea
José Miguel Muñoz
Juan Carlos Casellas
Juan E. Castañeda
Juan Sebastián Landoni
Julián de la Fuente
Julio César de León
Lenore T. Ealy
León Gómez Rivas
Luis Javier Cuesta
María Antonieta Jiménez
María Pilar Perales
Mario Ruíz Estrada
Mario Vázquez Olivera
Marion Popenoe Hatch
Miguel Anxo Bastos
Miguel Lasso de la Vega
Pedro José Pradillo y Esteban
Robert P. Murphy
Russed Yesid Barrera
Thomas Chacón Santana
Vicente E. Caballo
Virgilio A. Cordón
William Hongsong Wang
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