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Oscar Arias Sanchez
President of Costa Rica
President Oscar Arias Sanchez is the president of Costa Rica. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing peace to Central America.
University of California, Berkeley
Arlie Hochschild, Sociologist, University of California, Berkeley. Author of numerous book and articles. Her work includes: The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home (1989), Viking Penguin; The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (1997), Metropolitan/Holt; Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy, co-edited with Barbara Ehrenreich, (2002), Metropolitan Press; The Commercial Spirit of Intimate Life and Other Essays (2003), University of California Press.
President of the Academia de Centroamérica
Eduardo Lizano is the president of the Academia de Centroamérica and teaches economics at the Autonomous University of Central America. He is a past director of the University of Costa Rica's School of Economics and a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Costa Rica. He has acted as a consultant for a wide range of Central American and international organizations, including CEPAL, the United Nations, and the World Bank, is a past president of the Costa Rican Central Bank, and founded Consejeros Economicos y Financieros S. A. (CEFSA) at the Academia de Centroamérica.
Eduardo Lizano, Profesor de Economia (emérito) de la Universidad de Costa Rica y de la Universidad Autonoma de Centroamérica. Fue Presidente del Banco Central de Costa Rica, consultor de varios organismos regionales centroamericanos internacionales como la CEPAL, Naciones Unidas y Banco Mundial. Fue socio fundador de Consejeros Economicos y Financieros S. A. (CEFSA), de la Academia de Centroamérica, y Director en Juntas Directivas de varias organizaciones y compañias nacionales. Actualmente es Presidente de la Academia de Centroamérica.
José Antonio Ocampo
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
José Antonio Ocampo served as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and head of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), as Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and has held a number of high-level posts in the Government of Colombia, including Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Director of the National Planning Department, and Minister of Agriculture. He is currently co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University
Alejandro Portes is a professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. He is on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review and theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His publications include The Informal Economy (with William Haller) in N. Smelser and R. Swedberg (eds.); the Handbook of Economic Sociology, 2nd edition (2005), New York: Russell Sage Foundation and Immigrant America: A Portrait (2006) University of California Press.
Michael Storper is a professor of Economic Sociology at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris and a member of its research laboratory at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CS0). He teaches at the London School of Economics, where he is Professor of Economic Geography and also holds a post at UCLA. Selected publications include Worlds of Production: The Action Frameworks of the Economy, in collaboration with Robert Salais, (1997) Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; Society, Community, and Development: A Tale of Two Regions, co-authored with Lena Lavinas and Alejandro Mercado, (2004) in Karen Polenske, ed., Spatial Dimensions of Innovation.