Los académicos asociados (Fellows) del TNI son intelectuales internacionalistas con una trayectoria de activismo progresista, profundamente comprometidos con el cambio social. Ellos le aportan al TNI visión y nuevas ideas, conocimientos relacionados con sus áreas de trabajo, conectan al instituto con redes pertinentes, y se comprometen a desempeñar un papel activo en el TNI. Los académicos asociados no reciben remuneración económica del TNI.
Markus Giesler reports on the media reception to his eight year ethnographic and institutional study on the World Economic Forum that provides empirical evidence that Davos is not "improving the state of the world."
TNI Fellows are internationalist intellectuals with a track record of progressive activist-scholarship and a passionate commitment to social change. They bring TNI vision and new ideas, expertise relevant to current programme, connect TNI to relevant networks and commit themselves to an active role in TNI. TNI Fellowships do not involve any financial remuneration.
María graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in Law. Finished her degree in Italy in the university of Genova on 2011, and has done many courses related to Human Rights, International and European Law.
Ben Manski is Executive Director of the Liberty tree Foundation for Democratic Revolution and member of Madison Dialogue - a project on The New Latin American Left, co-founded by TNI and Havens Center.
On 17 December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire in protest at a police beating after he resisted attempts to confiscate the cart that he used to sell vegetables and fruit. His desperate action prompted a wave of protests - first in Tunisia and then across the whole of the Middle East - as public anger at pervasive corruption, police brutality, unemployment, neoliberal economic policies, rising inequality and persistent human rights abuses exploded to the fore.
This section explores the underlying causes of the uprisings, debates the military intervention in Libya, examines the ongoing constraints on democratic movements, and looks to highlight the implications of changes in the Middle East for Western powers and their main ally, Israel who have supported autocratic dictatorships to facilitate ready access to oil, support the 'War on Terror' and act as a repressive buffer for migration into Europe.