Dr. Alejandro Anaya Muñoz, PhD (Coordinator)
Dr. Anaya is a professor in the Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies (DSOJ) and the coordinator of the Master's Degree in Human Rights and Peace at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). He has a PhD in Government and a Master's Degree in Human Rights Theory and Practice from the University of Essex, England.
Member of the National System of Researchers (Level 2)
He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Human Rights Program of the University of Minnesota, and a Mexico Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, in Washington DC. He has authored three books and published dozens of articles in specialized journals, as well as several book chapters. His most recent books are Derechos Humanos en y desde las Relaciones Internacionales (Mexico City, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2014) and Human Rights in Mexico. Crisis and Opportunity (in press, University of Pennsylvania Press, co-edited with Barbara Frey). In recent years, his research has focused on the transnational political dynamics surrounding human rights and the influence of the international human rights system. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Human rights, and a member of the Governing Board of the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH), a member of the Advisory Board of the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, as well as a founder of a project to create a database of "International recommendations for Mexico in matters of human rights." (www.recomendacionesdh.mx).
Adriana González Arias,PhD
Bachelor's Degree in Educational Sciences from ITESO (1995-1999). Master's Degree in Social Education and Sociocultural Development from the University of Seville, Spain (2001-2003), and PhD in International Migrations and Social Integration from the Ortega y Gasset University Research Institute and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her line of research focuses on international migration and migration in transit through Mexico. She currently works as an academic in ITESO's Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies, where she coordinates the Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. She also is a member of the Program of Migratory Affairs (PRAMI) at the same university. She has worked for several civil organizations in Mexico and Spain in participatory planning projects. She is a member of the Network of Scholars of International Migration (REMI).
Dr. José de Jesús Ibarra Cárdenas
Full-time professor and researcher in ITESO's Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies. He has a PhD in Public Law and Legal Methods from the University of Alicante, Spain, where he obtained his degree by presenting the thesis titled "Legal Argumentation for Democracy in Mexico 1997-2010," directed by Professor Manuel Atienza. He teaches the courses "Human Rights Theory" and "Constitutional Argumentation and Interpretation". He has taught many courses and given lectures on the rule of law, democracy and legal argumentation. His lines of research and his publications focus on the analysis of legal reasoning, particularly its contribution to Mexican democracy.
José Bernardo Masini Aguilera, PhD
PhD in Modern and Contemporary History from the Dr. José María Luis Mora Research Institute in Mexico City. Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Guadalajara. Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO).
Carlos Moreno Jaimes, PhD
PhD in Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the Colegio de México. He has been a member of the National System of Researchers, at the Candidate level, since January of 2007. He specializes in tax federalism, local governments, and the evaluation of public expenditures. He has been a guest researcher at the University of California at San Diego. He is currently a professor and researcher at ITESO. He is a member of the Latin American Studies Association, where he has participated as a panelist at several conferences.
Carlos Armando Peralta Varela, PhD
PhD in Social Sciences with a specialization in Social Anthropology from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Western unit (CIESAS-Occidente). Master's degree in Human Development from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) and Veterinary Doctor and Zootechnician from UNAM. Professor-researcher at ITESO's Center for Social Research and Formation (CIFS-ITESO). He coordinates the Institutional Human Rights and Peace Program at ITESO. He also coordinated the Citizenship Construction Program from 2006 to 2009, as well as the Citizen Formation and Impact Project from 2002 to 2005. He belongs to the National Network of Civil Organizations for Human Rights "All Rights for All". Lines of research: Democracy, Human rights, Civil society, and Sociopolitical processes and Government.
Gerardo Pérez Viramontes, PhD
PhD in Peace, Conflict and Democracy from the University of Granada. Master's degree in Education from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, in its initials in Spanish). Research professor at ITESO's Center for Social Research and Formation (CIFS-ITESO). He belongs to the Andalusian Network for Peace and Human Rights Research (RAIPAD, in its initials in Spanish), as well as to the Peace and Conflict Regulation Research Group of the University of Granada. Lines of research: Education for peace and human rights, Research for peace and conflicts, and Social psychology.
Ruth Elizabeth Prado Pérez, PhD
PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Master's degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of the Matías Romero Institute; Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Universidad Femenina de Mexico. She is a member of the National System of Researchers, at the candidate level. Lines of research: Intervention, conflicts and peace; Theories of international relations; Mexican foreign policy.
Jorge Rocha Quintero, Phd
He is an academic in the Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Guadalajara and in Philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. He has a Master's Degree in Territorial Impacts of Globalization from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, and a PhD from ITESO in Social-Scientific Studies in the research area of Politics and Society, (National Registry of Quality Graduate Programs (PNPC) of CONACYT, the National Science and Technology Council). He collaborates on Radio Metrópoli and Channel 44, and is a columnist for the Semanario de Guadalajara and the journals El Puente and Christus.
Luis Ignacio Román Morales, PhD
Full-time professor in the Department of Economics, Administration and Finance of ITESO, where he specializes in Economic policy, Employment, and Social Policy. He obtained his PhD in Productive Structures and the Global System in the area of Economic Sciences from the University of Paris VII. He is a level II member of the National System of Researchers of the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT, in its initials in Spanish). He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels, and has directed 8 thesis dissertations at all three levels. He has done several research stays at the IEDES Institute of the University of Paris I. His lines of research include: Labor economics and social policy (DEA and Doctoral dissertation), and Employment, social and economic policies, both of which have resulted in the publication of articles and lectures at two conferences. His academic and professional career has earned him invitations to speak at events in Canada, the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Mali. He has written articles for Proceso magazine, and appeared on television and radio shows as a commentator on economic issues. His academic production is considerable: he authored the book "What is structural adjustment?" and co-authored nine others (three of which he coordinated), as well as several book chapters, summaries, and technical reports.
Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona, PhD
PhD in Law from the Institute of Legal Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with a specialization in Legal Sociology. Master ‘s degree in Public Policy from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. (ITAM). Law degree from the University of Guadalajara. He has specialized in topics related to institutional development, judicial reform, public security and criminal justice. Corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Criminal Sciences. From 2005 to 2009 he coordinated the "Research Network on Comparative Criminal Reforms". Partner and director of Jurimetría Consultants. Academic at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). He coordinated the Follow-up Project on Mexico's Criminal Reform, which was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Member of the National System of Researchers, Level II. He has authored ten books and over forty essays published as book chapters, monographs, and articles for specialized journals.
Alberto Bayardo Pérez Arce, MA
PhD candidate in Economic and Administrative Sciences at the University of Guadalajara. Master's degree in Politics and Public Management from the Insitituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) and Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA). Full-time professor in ITESO's Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies. In the professional field, he has served as coordinator for the Program for Human Rights Education and Legal Advising, and collaborated in the design, organization and teaching of human rights training workshops for Guatemalan refugees located in the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas. Lines of research: Human rights theory, Public policy, Public participation. Recent publications: "Annulling votes in Mexico. The marketing of a political alternative." In Mercadotecnia Global, Revista de mercados y Negocios Internacionales" (Marketing and International Business Journal).
Carmen Leticia Díaz Alba, MA
PhD candidate in Social Sciences at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Western unit. Her topic of research is titled "Feminisms in Movement: The Worldwide March of Women." Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal. Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). She has studied courses in "Feminism, development and democracy" at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, "Gender and journalism" at the José Martí Institute of Cuba, and "Methodologies for popular communication and education" at the Mexican Institute for Community Development, in collaboration with ITESO.
Luisa María Ramírez López, MA
Master's degree in Education for Peace from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), San Jose, Costa Rica. Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Co-founder and President of Agents for Peace, AC, an organization based in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has developed educational projects for public institutions and communities that promote a culture of peace. The Earth Center Initiative, Professor of the Education for Peace Workshop, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Luis Eduardo Rivero Borrell Zermeño, M.A.
Master's Degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences, and Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, where he is currently a full-time professor with the following functions: Coordinator of the academy of the Philosophy of Law; Coordinator of the Basic Academic Unit for Judicial Innovation; Professor of the courses Philosophy of Law, History of Law, Roman Law, Theory and Philosophy of Law; member of the team in charge of developing the program for the "Polanco" community project; member of the core faculty of the Master's Degree in Constitutional Law and Legal Argumentation, and tutor for the master's degree students.
Ana Sofía Torres Menchaca, LLM
Master's degree in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. Bachelor's degree in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Full-time professor at the Department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies. Coordinator of the academic area of Legal Framework for Business. She developed the law clinic/firm project of ITESO's undergraduate program in Law. She has taught courses in International Public Law, International Human Rights and Constitutional Law, and has conducted research on the "International standards of human rights promotion. An alternative to judicialization, to strengthen the human rights paradigm." She is the University's Representative on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transparency and Public Information, the body that monitors transparency for the state of Jalisco. Member of both ITESO's Institutional Program in Human Rights and Peace, as well as its Gender Network. She developed the Certificate Program in Alternative and Restorative Justice. Member of the commission for the restructuration of undergraduate programs in Law, International Relations, Political Science and Public Management.
Ana María Vazquez Rodríguez, M.A.
Research professor assigned to the Basic Academic Unit for International Studies. PhD candidate in Social Welfare from ITESO and Boston College (United States). Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and Master's Degree in the Communication of Science and Culture from ITESO. She has specialized in International Relations Theory, the study of Conflict and Education for Peace, as well as in discourse analysis and argumentative analysis. Lines of research: contemporary social conflicts, social welfare and collective organization; social movements and social action in societies undergoing conflict; social crisis, social activism, and subjective welfare; the social construction of international affairs and social conflict.
Agustín Verduzco Espinosa, LLM
Master's degree in Constitutional Law and Injunction from the Universidad Iberoamericana- Institute of Legal Studies UNAM-ITESO. Law degree the University of Guadalajara. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. Full-time professor in the department of Sociopolitical and Legal Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. Comptroller for Regulatory Matters for the Office of the President of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. He was the Adjunct General Director for the Promotion of Human Rights and Legal Matters of the National Commission for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women, of the Ministry of Government.