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Academic Council
June 14, 2007

CADAL’s Academic Council is formed by university professors, academics and social researchers. Academic counselors advice CADAL’s authorities and collaborators in their areas of specialization, contribute with publications and participate as guest speakers in seminars and training programs.

Members

Andrés Cañizález
Andrés Cañizález
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Coordinator of the program Communication Policy and Freedom of Expression of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB, Venezuela) and academic Coordinator of the program for advanced studies in freedom of expression in the same university. He writes regularly in the newspapers El Universal and Tal Cual.
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Liliana de Riz Liliana De Riz

Liliana De Riz has a degree in Sociology (University of Buenos Aires) with honors and a Doctor in Sociology from the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences of the University of Paris with Special Mention (1975). She is consulting professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and Senior Researcher of the CONICET. She was coordinator and main author of the Human Development Reports of Argentina in 2002 and 2005. She is expert in Latin American politics, has studies the electoral systems, parties, public policy and human development. Among her books: Society and politics in Chile: from Portales to Pinochet (1979), Radicals and Peronists: the National Congress between 1983 and 1989 (1994) and Politics suspended from 1966 - 1976 (2000). She received the award for Excellence in the impact of public policies granted by the UNDP (2004) and the Konex Prize in Political Science (1996).
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Sergio Fausto
Sérgio Fausto
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He is the co-director of Plataforma Democrática project and the collection of the State of Democracy in Latin America. He is member of the group for the Official Analysis of the International Situation (Gacint) from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and columnist of the Diario O Estado de S. Paulo. He was researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) and Adviser of the Ministry of Finance.
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Matías Franchini Matías Franchini
Member of the Academic Council at the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Ph.D. in International Relations at Universidad de Brasilia and BA in Political Science at Universidad Católica Argentina. He was visiting schollar at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Author of several publications in English, Portuguese and Spanish in the areas off global governance, Latin American Studies and international policy of climate change.
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Adolfo Garcé
Adolfo Garcé
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Magister in political science - researcher of the Faculty of social sciences of the Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay). Author of the book: “Donde hubo fuego: El proceso de adaptación del MLN-Tupamaros a la legalidad y a la competencia electoral (1985-2004)”. Co-author of the book “La Era Progresista. El gobierno de izquierda en Uruguay: de las ideas a las políticas”.
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Carlos Gervasoni
Carlos Gervasoni
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Professor and researcher in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, and member of the Varieties of Democracy Project. He earned a master's degree in Political Science at Stanford University, and a PhD at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in studies on Democracy, Provincial Policy, Public Opinion and Research Methodology. His articles have appeared in América Latina Hoy, Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Journal of Democracy in Spanish, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and World Politics. Founding member and Chairman of CADAL between 2003 and 2004.
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Héctor Ricardo Leis
Héctor Ricardo Leis (1943-2014)
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Philosophy from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science of Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina. Among the books he authored are: “El Movimiento por los Derechos Humanos y la Política Argentina”, 1989; “Intelectuales y Política: Estudio del Debate Intelectual Argentino”, 1991; and “Un Testamento de los años 70”, 2013 He was born in Argentina and he is naturalized Brazilian.
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 Adrián Lucardi

Adrián Lucardi
Member of the Academic Council at the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Full time professor at the Department of Political Science of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). BA in Political Science from Universidad de San Andres (Argentina) and Ph.D. in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis (USA). His articles have been published or are due to be published at Legislative Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies and Desarrollo Economico.
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Patricio Navia
Patricio Navia
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

PhD in Political Sciences (New York University). He previously earned a master's degree in the same discipline from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Illinois. He teaches in the master global studies and is associate professor of the Center for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies at New York University. In Chile, he is Professor of Political Science at Instituto de Ciencias Sociales at Universidad Diego Portales. He is the author of several books, including "the Best Seller", "Las Grandes Alamedas. "El Chile Post-Pinochet" (Mondadori, 2004).
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Fernando J. Ruiz
Marcos Novaro
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He is graduated in Sociology and PhD in philosophy from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He is currently director of the Program of Political History at Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani at Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Archivo de Historia Oral at the same University. He is Professor of the subject "Leadership, representation and public opinion" and regular Assistant professor of the subject "Contemporary politics theory". He has published numerous articles in national and foreign journals. His most recent books include: “Historia de la Argentina 1955/2010” (Editorial Siglo XXI, 2010) and “Historia de la Argentina Contemporánea” (Editorial Edhasa, Buenos Aires, 2006).
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Romeo Pérez Antón
Romeo Pérez Antón
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He holds a PhD in law and Social Sciences (Universidad de la República, Uruguay). Researcher and Professor in Political Science, specializing in Uruguayan parties, foreign policy and political theory of integrations. Professor at Universidad de la República and Universidad Católica de Uruguay. Professor of graduate school at Universidad de la República and Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana (CLAEH). Professor and lecturer at universities of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, United States, Spain, France, Portugal and Belgium. OAS, UNDP and European Union consultant. He chairs the Board of Directors of CLAEH. Among his publications are: "El Proceso de Toma de Decisiones en el Mercosur", "Mercosur: Desafío Político" and "Política Exterior Uruguaya del Siglo XX".

Fernando J. Ruiz
Fernando J. Ruiz
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

Full-time professor and researcher of Journalism and Democracy and History of Communications at the Faculty of Communications at Universidad Austral. PhD in Public Communications at Universidad de Navarra and he has a degree in Political Science, Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). He is the author of the books: “Las palabras son acciones: historia política y profesional del diario La Opinión de Jacobo Timerman, 1971-77”, “Otra grieta en la pared: informe y testimonios de la nueva prensa cubana”, “El señor de los mercados. Ambito Financiero, la City and el poder del periodismo económico”. He is Vice-President of Foro de Periodismo Argentino (Fopea).
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Carlos Sabino
Carlos Sabino
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He has a degree in Sociology and a PhD in Social Sciences. He is Professor of the school of Sociology and the Doctorate in Social Sciences at Universidad Central de Venezuela and a visiting professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and correspondent of the Agency AIPE in Venezuela. His books include: “Empleo y Gasto Público en Venezuela”; “De Cómo un estado Rico nos Llevó a la Pobreza”; “El Fracaso del Intervencionismo en América Latina”; “Desarrollo y Calidad de Vida”; and “Guatemala, dos Paradojas y una Incógnita”.
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Bernardo Sorj
Bernardo Sorj
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He is director of the Edelstein Center for Social Research and Professor of Sociology at Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro. He is trained in History and Sociology by the University of Haifa and Ph. D. in Sociology at the University of Manchester. He was a visiting professor at several universities in Europe and the United States, occupying other positions as chairs Sergio Buarque de Holland at La Maison des Sciences de l'homme and Simon Bolivar at the IHEAL/Paris. Author of books published in several languages, on issues of social theory, Latin America, democracy and Judaism. The most recent books include: “El Desafío Latinoamericano” (con Danilo Martuccelli, siglo XXI, 2008); “La Democracia Inesperada” (Prometeo/Bonagno, 2004) and “Judaísmo para Todos” (Siglo XXI, 2009).
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Jorge M. Streb Jorge M. Streb
Academic Council of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL)

Director of Research and Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of CEMA and co-editor of the Journal of Applied Economics. He graduated in Economics (University of Buenos Aires), also he has a Ph.D. in Economics (C.U. Berkeley). His areas of research are political economy and information theory. He published academic articles in Economics- Journal of the LACEA, Public Choice, Kyklos, Estudios de Economía, Economics&Politics, Journal of Public EconomicTheory, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Social and Economic Development.
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Eduardo Viola
Eduardo Viola
Academic advisor of the Center for the Opening and the Development of Latin America (CADAL).

He holds a PhD in Political Science and he has been visiting professor in several American and European universities: Stanford, Colorado, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Amsterdam and Bonn. He is member of several Brazilian and International Scientific Committees and he has published widely on comparative political systems, globalization and governance, international environmental policy, international security, and inter-American relations. He was born in Argentina and he is naturalized Brazilian.
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