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.
Juan Carlos Monedero is Professor of Political Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid and Research Co-ordinator at the Centro Internacional Miranda in Caracas, and a collaborator with the New Politics Programme.
Manuel Perez Rocha is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and regular contributor to TNI's Alternative Regionalisms programme who has been associated with TNI since 1996 when he began work on EU-Latin America relations.