International Congress «Building Peace in the 21st century» Barcelona | April 2012
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Chair

Carlos Martínez-Shaw

Sevilla

Professor of Modern History at the UNED, University of Santander and University of Barcelona, where he served as Rector (1982-1986). Visiting Professor at universities in France, Italy, Argentina and Ecuador. Editor of the History of Humanity by UNESCO. Academician of the Royal Academy of History.

Experts

Mario López

Almería

Doctor of History. Professor of Contemporary History and the Modern World, University of Granada (UGR). Researcher at the Institute for Peace and Conflict, UGR. UN international consultant for the peace process in Colombia (2006-2009). Author of more than a dozen books on historical memory, nonviolence and peace studies.

Antoni Segura

Catedrático de Historia Contemporánea y codirector del Centro de Estudios Históricos Internacionales de la Universidad de Barcelona. Imparte docencia sobre Historia Contemporánea del Mundo Árabe, Mundo Actual, y Conflictos y Convergencias en el Mundo Actual. En relación con el mundo árabe-islámico ha dirigido cursos en diferentes universidades, colaborado con diversas instituciones, y publicado diversos libros y artículos en revistas especializadas sobre el mundo árabe-islámico.

Francesc Marc Álvaro

Vilanova i la Geltrú. Barcelona

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Professor of the Blanquerna Faculty of Communication at University Ramón Llull. Columnist for several newspapers and contributor to various radio programs. He won the National Journalism Award in 1994 and has been awarded other prizes.     

Jordi Palou

Barcelona

Lawyer, Masters and PhD in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Mediator, national and international consultant in conflict resolution. Director of Memorial Democràtic de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Co-director of the AEQUITAS Centre specializing in conflict resolution and transformation in the family, community, organizational, criminal, judicial, and at international level (conflict of the African Great Lakes). Teaches Mediation and Conflict Resolution in various Spanish universities.
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Maria Oianguren

Gernika Basque Country

Degree in Philosophy and Education. Her career has developed at Gernika Gogoratuz, an entity which she has directed since 2002. Expert in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. Has collaborated in the organization of various international conferences and seminars related to peace and conflict. Gernika Gogoratuz.

Julia Remón

Zaragoza

Doctor of History, Professor of Modern History at University of Lleida, coordinator of courses and activities relating to Education for Peace at the university. Member of the Council of the Research Seminar for Peace at the Pignatelli Centre, Zaragoza.

Secretaries

María Viñas

Barcelona

Degree in Social Work. Director of the Letter of Peace addressed to the UN Foundation. Professor on the Postgraduate course for the Culture of Peace and Social Cohesion at the University of Barcelona.

Javier Bustamante

México City. Barcelona

Degree in Social Psychology. Has lived in Barcelona since 1996, studying in depth various artistic disciplines. Responsible for the cultural management of the ancient monastery of St. Jerome of the Murtra (Badalona, Barcelona).

Rapporteurs

Mercé Saiz

Barcelona

Professor, degree in Geography and History. Director of studies and pedagogical coordinator of the Bellaterra School, Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Oriol Alcalde

Mataró

History student at University of Barcelona. Collaborator in the Geopeace Project, an initiative of the Letter of Peace addressed to the UN.

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