Spring/Summer 2007 Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2
Elvia R. Arriola, an Associate Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University, is a Latina, feminist critical legal theorist. Her J.D. is from UC Berkeley and she has an M.A. in History from New York University. In the year 2000, she founded the non-profit education project, Women on the Border, Inc., which has a mission of enhancing awareness about working women’s conditions in the maquiladoras and supports the empowerment and training of maquiladora workers to know and defend their rights in the workplace. Arriola complements the directorship of Women on the Border with teaching a research seminar at NIU called Women, Law and the Global Economy.
Daniel Bonilla is an Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes School of Law in Bogota, Colombia. Professor Bonilla graduated from Universidad de los Andes School of Law in 1994. He earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1998 and his J.S.D. from the same university in 2005. He is the Director of the Public Interest Law Group of Universidad de los Andes. La Constitucion Multicultural and Hacia un Nuevo Derecho Constitucional are among his most recent publications.
Ha-Joon Chang is one of the world’s leading scholars on economics and development. Professor Chang is the Assistant Director of Development Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge. He was born in the Republic of Korea, and he was educated at the Seoul National University and, subsequently, at Cambridge. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, he has published seven authored books (three of them co-authored) and eight edited books (six of them co-edited). His most recent books include Kicking Away the Ladder—Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Myrdal Prize; Restructuring Korea Inc. (with Jang-Sup Shin, 2003); Globalization, Economic Development and The Role of the State (2003); and Reclaiming Development—An Alternative Economic Policy Manual (with Ilene Grabel, 2004). His writings have been translated into 13 languages.
Since 1992 Professor Chang has served on the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He was a member of the Advisory Panel for the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report (1999) and has acted as a research project coordinator and consultant to numerous UN agencies and international agencies, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the British Government’s Department for International Development, the International Development Research Centre in Canada, and the South African Government’s Department of Trade and Industry. He was awarded the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.
Alan B. Cibils is an Argentine economist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently the Academic Director for the School of International Training’s Southern Cone program on regional integration, development, and social change. He is also a research associate at the Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Politicas Publicas (CIEPP, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Public Policies) in Buenos Aires. His research and publications focus on Argentina's public debt, the country’s relationship with the International Financial Institutions, and macroeconomic policy. He holds an M.A. in sociology and a Ph.D. in economics, both from American University in Washington, DC.
Diogo R. Coutinho is an Assistant Professor of Law and Economic Regulation at University of Sao Paulo (USP) Faculty of Law, Brazil. He graduated in Law at USP (1997), obtained an M.Sc. in Regulation at LSE, UK (2001) and a Ph.D. at USP (2003). His research topics are related to the role of law in regulation, competition, privatization, distributive, social and industrial policies. Professor Coutinho is also a scholar at the Brazilian Society of Public Law (SBDP), where he researches issues related to constitutional case law (precedents), social and economic rights, and the well-known justiciability problems in developing countries.
Colin Crawford is Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at the Georgia State University College of Law, in Atlanta, USA. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and of Cambridge and Columbia Universities. He also directs Summer Legal & Policy Study in Rio de Janeiro, an inter-disciplinary summer study program. Professor Crawford serves on the Board of LAtina & Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc.
Alexandre Ditzel Faraco holds a law degree from the Federal University of Parana (UFPR, Brazil, 1997) and a Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil, 2001). Mr. Faraco was a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institut in Hamburg (2001) and at Yale University (2006). His work includes several chapters and articles on antitrust, regulation of media, and telecommunication and corporate law. He authored the book Regulation and Competition — Telecommunications, published in Brazil in 2003. Currently, he is finishing a book on the regulation of broadcast, forwarding several proposals for a revision of the Brazilian legislation. He is also a lawyer in private practice in Brazil.
Frank J. Garcia is professor of international and comparative law at the Boston College Law School. His principal research interests include globalization, the link between trade and global social issues such as development and human rights; Latin American legal systems; and regional economic integration in the Americas. He is the author of Trade, Inequality and Justice: Toward a Liberal Theory of Just Trade (2003), and numerous articles and essays. Professor Garcia directs the Law and Justice in the Americas Program, and he is a member of the American Political Science Association, the American Philosophical Association, and the American Society of International Law. He also serves on the boards of the Law School Admissions Council, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute, and the Boston Network for International Development.
Carmen G. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard Law School, Professor Gonzalez completed a federal judicial clerkship with Judge Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She began her legal career in the San Francisco office of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, and she later served as Assistant Regional Counsel in the San Francisco office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Professor Gonzalez has worked on environmental law projects in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Ukraine, and Moldova. In 1998, Professor Gonzalez was awarded a Fulbright to teach international environmental law at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2004-2005, she served as one of four U.S. Supreme Court Fellows selected by a panel of distinguished lawyers and judges appointed by the Chief Justice. In fall of 2006, she was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. During spring of 2007, Professor Gonzalez taught torts and international environmental law in Nanjing, China, at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, a joint project of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Nanjing.
Professor Gonzalez writes and lectures on international environmental justice issues and on the relationship between trade liberalization, environmental protection, and economic development. She has served as an advisor on environmental matters to governmental and non-governmental organizations. She is a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a non-profit research and educational organization of university-affiliated academics that seeks to inform policy debates regarding environmental regulation. She has served as member and vice chair of the International Subcommittee of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), an advisory body to the U.S. EPA on environmental justice matters.
Ruben Lo Vuolo is the Academic Director of the Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Politicas Publicas (CIEPP, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Public Policies). He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on the economic and public policy transformations that have taken place in Argentina over the last two decades. His most recent publications include: Alternativas: La economia como cuestion social; Estrategia Economica para la Argentina: Propuestas; and Falsas Promesas: Sistema de prevision social y regimen de acumulacion (with Laura Goldberg).
Claudia Lozano is a Research Fellow of the Berliner Programm zur Forderung der Chancengleichheit at the Humboldt University of Berlin, a lecturer of the Latin American Institute of the Freie Universitat Berlin, and a Visiting Professor with the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the Universidad Catolica del Norte and Universidad de Tarapaca in Chile. Dr. Lozano earned her Ph.D. at the Free University of Berlin in 1999. Her major fields of interest are Social, Cultural, and Feminist Theory; Comparative Studies; Social, Cultural, and Political Transformations; Exchanges between societies and cultures; and Symbolism, Language, and the Media.
Roldan Muradian is a Senior Research Fellow at the Development Research Institute (IVO)-Tilburg University, The Netherlands. His main research interests include a variety of issues, including economic instruments for ecosystem management, globalization, trade and the environment, integrated assessment of global commodity chains, and community participation in the provision of water supply and sanitation in poor urban areas. He has published extensively in the fields of ecological and development economics. He is currently a member of the Board of the European Society for Ecological Economics.
Alejandro Nadal is a full professor at El Colegio de Mexico, where he directs the research Program on Science, Technology and Development. He has carried out research on macroeconomics, general equilibrium theory, technical change, and sustainable resource management. Recent publications include (with Frank Ackerman) The Flawed Foundations of General Equilibrium: Critical Essays in Economic Theory (Routledge, 2005) and “Stability and Capital Flows in the Open Economy Model” (in Experiencias de crisis y estrategia de desarrollo: autonomia economica y globalizacion, El Colegio de Mexico, 2006). Professor Nadal writes a weekly column on economics and sustainability in La Jornada, one of Mexico’s leading national newspapers.
Maria Paula Saffon is a Researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (DeJuSticia) in Colombia. She is also a law lecturer at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where she teaches sociology of law and human rights in a comparative perspective. Currently, Ms. Saffon does research on social rights, incorporation of human rights standards in national legal systems, cultural rights of Afrocolombian communities, transitional justice and paramilitary groups, among others. She has co-authored a book and several articles on these topics. Ms. Saffon received her magna cum laude law degree from Universidad de los Andes. She also received her LL.M degree from the same institution.
Kristen Sheeran is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Maryland’s public honors college. While on sabbatical in 2007, Professor Sheeran will serve as executive director of Economics for Equity and the Environment. A political economist by training, her research focuses on the political economy of climate change— specifically, the tension between equity and efficiency in international climate control efforts. Articles by Professor Sheeran have appeared in Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, and The International Journal of Economic Development. She has worked as an economist for the World Resources Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also works with environmental organizations in Maryland, including the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland Public Interest Research Group, and the Maryland Sierra Club. She graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in economics and political science from Drew University. She completed her Ph.D. in economics from American University.