Jorge E. Taiana holds a degree in Sociology (UBA). Professor at the University of San Martin (UNSAM).
Between 1996 and 2001 he was the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. After that, he served as Secretary of Human Rights of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Between 2005 and 2010 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Commerce and Worship of Argentina. In 2015 he was elected to the Parliament of MERCOSUR and he chaired that body during 2016.
He has shared his expertise in international affairs in numerous conferences and publications around the world. He has also been distinguished and decorated by several countries and institutions.
Verónica Gómez received her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and her LLM from the University of Nottingham.
She has been a Principal Specialist at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. and has contributed to State policies on human rights vis-a-vis the United Nations as an advisor at the Human Rights Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Worship of Argentina.
She is a Professor at the University of San Martin (UNSAM) in Argentina and she is a guest lecturer in academic institutions worldwide. She is a recognised expert in the area of the international protection of human rights and the Inter-American System.
Since 2011 she has been engaged in shaping all academic and networking dimensions of Global Campus Latin America and CIEP-UNSAM. She is President of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
Marina Pecar holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics, a Master's in Economics and postgraduate studies with a specialization in finance.
She is a Government Economist experienced in international, bilateral and multilateral cooperation and management of international grants.
Until 2011 she was responsible for EU and Ibero-America cooperation and was the Director of the EU Political Dialogues Support Programme and the Spanish-Argentine Program on Governance and Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina.
Since 2011 she has been engaged in creating and shaping all managerial, financial and administrative dimensions of Global Campus Latin America and CIEP-UNSAM.
Diego Lopez holds a degree in Political Sciences (UBA). He has been a researcher at the Instituto Latinoamericano sobre Seguridad y Democracia (ILSED), the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), the Gino Germani Institute (IIGG - UBA). He is a lecturer at the University of San Martin (UNSAM).
His research focus is on political theory and philosophy and he also has wide experience on applied research and the use of qualitative and quantitative methodology for the collection, systematization and analysis of data. He has experience in advising and evaluating projects relating to good practices in the area of public and civil society assistance to vulnerable communities, with an interdisciplinary approach.
Since 2011 he has held a number of responsibilities at CIEP-UNSAM including Academic Coordination, support in the area of research methodology, coordination of LATMA’s participation and hosting of the Global Classroom, and representation of Global Campus Latin America at the Academic Affairs Committee of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
He has extensive professional experience in the private and public sectors, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. He also has experience in evaluating and auditing the electronic electoral system with emphasis on performance, failures and delays and their possible solutions.
His main expertise is in the application of standards and procedures for the execution of international cooperation projects granted by the UNDP, IDB, World Bank and the European Commission.
Since 2011 he has been engaged in creating and auditing all financial and administrative procedures for CIEP-UNSAM
Claudia Couso holds a degree in Political Sciences (UBA), a Master´s in Scientific Research Methodology (National University of Entre Rios), and a PhD in Social Sciences (UBA).
Her research focus is epistemology, research methodology and social movements. She is a Lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires´ Social Sciences School and at UNSAM´s School of Politics and Government.
Since 2012 she has been CIEP-UNSAM’s coordinator for publications. She is part of the academic team that provides support in the area research methodology.
Ángel Zapata holds a degree in Political Science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and he is an Alumni of the Master´s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATMA).
He has been a researcher at the Legislative Assembly of Venezuela, and research assistant at Human Rights Watch, Americas Division.
His research interests are civil and political rights and public policies and human rights.
Violeta Fernández holds a degree in Art History with concentration in Cinema and Theater, from the University of Buenos Aires. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Cultural Management and Public Cultural Rights from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Argentina.
Since 2017 she has held several responsibilities at CIEP-UNSAM including Capacity Building Technician and more recently, Academic and Capacity Building Administrator.
Rocío Puente de Diego is pursuing a university degree in Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She has been a cinematographer and cameraperson in a number of independent short films.
She has a special interest and work experience in artistic, documentary and urban photography.
In 2019 she directed the short film titled "Nueva Casa", about chinese families living in Argentina, which was selected for the 21st edition of BAFICI, received the public choice award at the CONSTRUIR CINE festival and other festivals.
Since 2017 she has been web designer and content maker for social media at Global Campus Latin America.
Andrea Flores Ruilova holds a degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Ecuador. She is a Restorative Juvenile Justice Specialist (University of Geneva) and holds a Diploma in Access to Justice from the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.
She is an Alumni of the Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATMA). She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Children's Rights from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Between 2015 and 2018 she was National Department Chief for Access to Justice and Legal Pluralism at the Council of the Judicial Branch in Ecuador. She is an experienced international consultant and researcher in the area of access to justice, human rights, children and adolescents.
Since 2019 she is a researcher for special projects at CIEP-UNSAM.
Óscar Patricio Rojas Mesina holds a degree in Law, a Minor in Political Science, a Master's Degree in Public Law, and he is an Alumni of the Master´s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATMA). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at UNSAM.
He has been a lecturer and researcher at the Human Rights Center of the Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and an advisor at the National Congress of Chile. Between 2014-2016, he was Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International - Chile. His research focus is human rights from the perspective of social movements, crimes of the past, human mobility, labor and children. He provides advice to civil society organizations and unions.
Since 2019 he is a researcher for special projects at CIEP-UNSAM.
Santiago Plata holds a degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás in Brazil. He is an Alumni of the Master´s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATMA).
He is a member of the Research Group on Violence against Children and Adolescents and New Technologies of the MERCOSUR Institute of Public Policies for Human Rights (IPPDH). Since 2008, he has coordinated national advocacy and promotion campaigns for children's rights in Brazil and led the representation of young people in international conferences of the United Nations, with experience working in institutions of civil society and the public executive branch.
Between 2014 and 2017 he was Project Officer at the International Institute for the Development of Citizenship (IIDAC), in cooperation activities with UNICEF. His research interests are children’s rights and technology in the digital age, human rights and the environment, development education and global citizenship.
Since 2020 he is a Children’s Rights Expert at Global Campus Latin America.
Melina García Bartolini holds a degree in Public Accountancy and another one in Psychology
She has extensive experience in the public and private sectors. She had been an auditor and inspector in the provincial public sphere.
Her main expertise is the development and design of procedures for the acquisition of goods and services, their analysis, control in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework, and accounting.
Since 2011 she has been working as a technical, administrative and logistics consultant for CIEP-UNSAM.