Jorge Cabrera Medaglia is Professor for Environmental Law at the University of Costa Rica. He works as a legal adviser at Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Institute and is Lead Counsel at the Biodiversity Law Centre for International Sustainable Development Law.
Amongst others he acted as a Consultant for UNCTAD, ECLAC, IICA and IUCN.
Agnès Callamard is the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19.
Agnès founded and led HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership), the first international self-regulatory body for humanitarian actors. At HAP she oversaw field trials on accountability to beneficiaries in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Sierra Leone.
Agnès is the former Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International (AI). She played a key role in establishing an effective senior management system and also led AI's policy work on women's human rights. Agnes has published broadly and holds a PhD in Political Science from the New School in New York.
Agnes is one of the Panelists of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2011 in Bonn.
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Paula Cardenau has more than fifteen-years experience working in the social entrepreneurship field.
During the past four years she has worked towards advancing the social business as a tool for systemic change in underprivileged communities. She launched and leads the Social Business Initiative in Ashoka in Latin America.
Simultaneously she has focused strongly on writing about and disseminating experience and best practices in the field, and linking new actors who are key to the development of an adequate ecosystem that would allow social business to emerge.
She holds a licentiate degree in Politics and has completed her post-graduate studies in CSOs and Social Development.She is board member and strategic adviser for several social enterprises.
Thomas F. Carter is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Sport at the University of Brighton in Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
His main research interests focus on the politics of identity, mobility and governance within global sport. He has written extensively on Cuban sport and international labor migration within the global sport industries, including his award winning book The Quality of Home Runs.
He has been Research Fellow in the School of Anthropological Studies at the Queen's University of Belfast and has taught in the US and UK. He earned his PhD and MA from the University of New Mexico and his BA from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, Minnesota).
Frederik Caselitz is editor-in-chief of Digital Development Debates since June 2014. He studied political science, economics and public law in Bonn and Puebla, Mexico and worked as a freelance journalist for different newspapers and magazines. Before joining DDD he was researcher at TU Darmstadt’s project ConPar on indigenous participation in Latin America.
Penhleak (Pinkie) Chan is currently the Managing Editor of Open Development Cambodia (ODC), an open data initiative which independently aggregates and maps publically available data to illuminate Cambodia’s development trends. She has worked with Deutsche Welle Akademie to provide data-driven journalism training to local journalists in Cambodia. Pinkie is interested in using innovations in open data and digital media to solve local issues. She holds degrees in ‘Economics’ and ‘Business & Management’.
Patrick M. Condon is the James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.
He also works as a senior researcher at UBC's Design Centre for Sustainability. He began his academic career at the University of Minnesota.
Furthermore, Patrick has worked as Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Westfield Massachusetts and at Moriarty Condon Landscape Architects in Minneapolis and Vancouver. Since 1996 he has been involved in PMC Associates Community Planning in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Patrick holds a master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts. He has published several books on sustainable city design and received numerous awards such as the Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence and the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Research, both in 2010.
Sir Gordon Conway is a Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London and Director of Agriculture for Impact, a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on European support of agricultural development in Africa.
From 2005–2009 he was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for International Development. Previously he was President of The Rockefeller Foundation and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex.
Gordon was educated at the Universities of Wales (Bangor), Cambridge, West Indies (Trinidad) and California (Davis) in agricultural ecology. In the early 1960's, working in Sabah, North Borneo, he became one of the pioneers of sustainable agriculture.
Gordon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004 and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 2005. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex and was recently President of the Royal Geographical Society.
He has authored "The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for all in the 21st century" (Penguin and University Press, Cornell) and co-authored "Science and Innovation for Development" (UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, UKCDS). His most recent book "One Billion Hungry: Can we Feed the World?" has been published in October 2012.
Zeljko Crncic studied Political Science, Spanish and Croatian at the University of Mainz from 1998 to 2005. He works at the German Development Institute in Bonn in the Training Department. Until 2014, he worked with graduate and Ph.D. students at the University of Kassel. Between 2006 and 2010, he completed his Ph.D. on the indigenous CONAIE movement in Ecuador. His main interests are social movements, conflicts, resources, and human rights.
Aurel Croissant is Professor of Political Science at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg.
His main research interests include the comparative analysis of political structures and processes in East- and Southeast Asia, the theoretical and empirical analysis of democracy, civil-military relations, terrorism and political violence.
He has published widely, is co-editor of several book series and journals, and sits on the Academic Advisory Boards of the Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) and the Bertelsmann Transformation-Index (BTI).
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Laura Cwiertnia works as a freelance journalist mainly for the German weekly DIE ZEIT and ZEIT Campus. She is Head of the Economics, Society and Politics Department at Matices – Zeitschrift zu Lateinamerika, Spanien und Portugal (Magazine on Latin America, Spain and Portugal). Laura holds a degree in Regional Studies on Latin America from the University of Köln.