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  1. Tom Reifer

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    Associate Fellow

    Tom Reifer is currently Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of San Diego and publishes widely on global peace and social justice issues. He has also been a long-time activist in the anti-nuclear movement as well as a rank and file trade union activist. His specialty is the study of large-scale, long-term social change and world-systems analysis. ...

  2. Jun Borras

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    Fellow

    Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. is a Filipino political activist and academic who has been deeply involved in rural social movements in the Philippines and internationally since the early 1980s. He was part of the core organising team that established the international peasant movement La Via Campesina and has written extensively on land issues and agrarian movements. He is currently a...

  3. Martin Jelsma

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    Programme Director Drugs & Democracy

    Martin Jelsma is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy.  In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy."...

  4. Lia van Wijk

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  5. Ben Hayes

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    Fellow

    Ben Hayes is a TNI fellow and an independent researcher and consultant on security policies, counter-terrorism, border control and data protection. He has worked with the civil liberties organisation Statewatch in the UK since 1996,  and also consulted for the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Cordaid, the Heinrich Boll Foundation,...

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    Luciana Boiteux

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    Luciana Boiteux de Figueiredo Rodrigues  is a Doctor of Criminal Law, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the Federal University of Río de Janeiro.  She is the coordinator of the Policy Research Group on Drugs and Human Rights at the same university.  She also works with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactive Drugs ( Núcleo de Estudios Interdisciplinares...

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    Alejandro Corda

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    Raúl Alejandro Corda  received a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1998.  He is now a teacher and researcher at the UBA.  Since 1993, he has worked in the national judiciary, and has been the Secretary of Justice in the Federal Criminal Jurisdiction since 2001.  Corda is a member of  Intercambios AC , an NGO that works on drug policy issues.

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    Sandra Edwards

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    Sandra G. Edwards  has lived in Ecuador since 1991, where she has worked for the Latin American Council of Churches and international NGOs.  Since 1995 she has worked as an independent consultant on issues of human rights and forced migration for NGOs such as Oxfam-UKI and the American Friends Service Committee.  She is also a consultant for WOLA, monitoring U.S. drug policies and its impact on...

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    Giorgina Garibotto

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    Giorgina Garibotto  is a sociologist specializing in social demography.  She has worked on public health issues for ten years.  She has carried out research for the IDES Institute and as a TNI consultant on issues of drug trafficking and consumption, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.  She has also worked with other national and international organization to promote health projects for...

  10. Howard Wachtel

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    Associate

    Howard Wachtel is a former TNI fellow and an expert on the financialisation of the global economy who foresaw the financial crisis long before it struck in autumn 2008. His book in 2003 Street of Dreams. Boulevard of Broken Hearts: Wall Street's First Century (London: Pluto Press) is a widely respected history of the infamous New York street.  Howard was the first co-ordinator of TNI's...

  11. Ricardo Vargas

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    Associate Fellow

    Ricardo Vargas Meza is a Sociologist with a Masters in Social Philosophy from the National University of Colombia. He is an author, among other texts of Fumigation and Conflict: Anti-drugs policies and the delegitimisation of the Colombian state (Tercer Mundo, TNI and Acción Andina, December 1999); Drugs, Armed Conflict and Alternative Development (Acción Andina Colombia, June 2003, Bogotá);...

  12. Dot Keet

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    Associate Fellow

    Dot Keet is a South African academic and activist involved in many national, African and international networks resisting corporate "free trade" agreements.  She is an active member of the national South African Trade Strategy Group (TSG) and the Southern African Peoples Solidarity Network (SAPSN), the key coordinator of the Southern African Social Forum (SASF); as well as the continent...

  13. Amira Armenta

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    Amira Armenta (Colombia/Netherlands) has a degree in Latin American history from the Université de Jussieu (Paris).

  14. Kevin Woods

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    Kevin Woods has worked on resource politics in mainland Southeast Asia’s uplands since 1999, including northern Thailand, Laos, and Burma. Since 2002 Kevin has focused his research in and on Burma, with particular focus on resource extraction and land rights in northern Burma’s ceasefire zones. Kevin received a master’s degree at Yale University on political ecology with a thesis on China-Burma...

  15. Brid Brennan

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    Project Coordinator Corporate Power

    Brid has put Transnational Institute at the heart of dynamic international networks from every continent campaigning against trade liberalisation. She is co-founder of the European Solidarity Centre for the Philippines and most recently, RESPECT, a Europe-wide anti-racist network for migrant domestic workers. 

  16. Sebastián Torres

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    Associate

    Sebastián is a Uruguayan political economist with over 15 years of experience in public policy, agro-industrial development strategies and prospective studies....

  17. John Cavanagh

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    Associate

    John Cavanagh has been Director of IPS since 1998 and a founding fellow of TNI.  He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). ...

  18. Myriam vander Stichele

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    Associate

    Associate Myriam Vander Stichele has been monitoring international trade negotiations and agreements since 1990, both at a regional and global level. She is an advisor to many NGOs whose indepth research on investment agreements and policies, and private investor strategies has sparked many international campaigns....

  19. Boris Kagarlitsky

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    Associate

    Boris Kagarlitsky is a well-known international commentator on Russian politics and society. Boris was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.  Previously, he was a student...

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