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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.
Aníbal Chajón is a historian and sociologist. He was a researcher at Centro de Estudios Folclóricos de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. He has carried out numerous investigations on the history of Guatemala, including the development of an overall strategy and technical regulations for the the management of the General Cemetery, where he identified monuments of heritage and cultural value. He has taught courses on Assessment of Educational Performance, History of Guatemala, Geography, Palaeography and Historiography in several universities in Guatemala. He has been a collaborator for Museo Popol Vuh at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Dr. Chajón holds a BA in History from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and a PhD in Sociology and Political Science from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain. He has published more than 50 research projects of which 14 of them are books.
Masters in Mexican Literature from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (México) with a scholarship from the Mexican government and the thesis: Estilística de decodificación en el análisis del texto literario; PhD in Philology from Universidad Rusa de la Amistad de los Pueblos, Moscow, Russia; in Universidad Estatal Lingüística de Irkutsk (Russia), Master´s Degree with a major in Teaching Philology : Spanish, English and Russian.
Renown teaching and investigative activity, writer of several publications, author and coauthor of books, presenter of courses, conferences and congresses.
From 2014 he is founding partner and general editor of Editorial Episteme (Miami/Guatemala). From January 2006 he is a professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala teaching Academic Reasoning for all the students enrolled in the Master´s Degree; Linguistics and Monographic Seminar in the School of Education; Reasoning, Debate, Negotiation, Humanities Dialogues I and II, Reasoning and Debate, Speech Analysis in the School of Economics and Business, among many others.
PhD in Economics from Universidad de Navarra, Epaña; Master in Economics and Finance, Universidad de Navarra, España; Master in Economics and Finance from Universidad Francisco Marroquín; Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco Marroquín; BA in Accounting from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
She teaches several courses in the economics and finance area for the School of Business at BA and graduate level at Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Her articles have been published in Economic Systems, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters. She is the author of a chapter of a book edited by Palgrave Macmillan and she is cofounder of the Guatemalan Econometric Study Group (GESG).
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 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Vásquez Olivera
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BA is Business Administration from Universidad Corvinus Budapest, Hungary 2001; PhD in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 2007. He has worked as a teaching assistant in the School of Law and Social Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid from 2001-2007 and as an assistant professor in the School of Economics and Business Administration in Universidad de Navarra from 2007 to 2012. From 2012, he is a full time professor in the School of Business in Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
He has several publications in the following magazines: Journal of Econometrics (2); Economics Letters (1); Applied Economics (7); Applied Economics Letters (2); The European Journal of Finance (1); Economic Systems (1); Management Decision (1); Review of European Studies (1); Theoretical Economics Letters (1). He has published his doctoral thesis from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as a book with Lambert Academic Publishing and several chapters from books with Elsevier and Palgrave-Macmillan.
Szabolcs Blazsek has presented his research work in various scientific congresses organized in Antigua, (2), Budapest (7), Istanbul (1), Konstanz (1), Luxemburg (1), Madrid (2), Orleans (1), Oxford (1), Pamplona (2) and Valencia (1). He has carried out investigation visits in the School of Economics and Business Administration from Universidad de Maastricht (Holland) (1999), GREQAM Universidad de Aix-Marsella (France) (2003), INSEE-CREST (Paris) (2004-2005) and the Central Bank of Hungary in 2010. He has also evaluated investigation research projects for renown magazines such as: European Economic Review; Journal of the Spanish Economic Association; Energy Economics; PLoS ONE; Scientometrics; British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade; International Journal of Economics and Finance; Macroeconomic Dynamics; Applied Economics and Finance; Journal of Contemporary Management; Applied Economics; Review of European Studies; Review of Economics & Finance; Journal of Management Studies; Management Decision; The European Journal of Finance.
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.
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” .
Alberto Benegas Lynch
Bélen Gómez Navarro
Federico von Borstel
Gonzalo Sichar Moreno
Guillermo Aveledo Coll
Ignacio González-Varas Ibañez
José Daniel Barquero
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 Vásquez Olivera
Marion Popenoe Hatch
Miguel Anxo Bastos
Miguel Lasso de la Vega
Pedro José Pradillo y Esteban
Russed Yesid Barrera
Vicente E. Caballo
Virgilio A. Cordón
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