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.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free trade agreement, in negotiation, between the United States and the European Union. Its proponents claim that the agreement will benefit consumers with lower prices, increased competition and more jobs.
However, very little of the TTIP deals with trade; the vast majority of the agreement relates to government regulations and will therefore have huge implications in matters such as food sovereignty, digital rights and the environment. It will limit the capacity of governments and local groups to regulate and increase the capacity of transnational corporations to act with impunity. TNI’s focus for TTIP and other free trade agreements is on the investment chapter, and particularly the problems caused by Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms that allow corporations to sue governments for actions that affect their profits.
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.