Reinaldo Funes, Visiting Professor (2015-2020)
Professor, Department of History, University of Havana, Cuba.
Research Interests: Cuban, Caribbean and Latin America Environmental History, and History of Science and Technology in Cuba.
MacMillan Report Interview: Sugar Cane and Agricultural Transformations in Cuba
Alex Muñoz Wilson, 2019 Yale World Fellow
National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Director for Latin America, National Geographic Society
Alex Muñoz has been the driving force behind the creation of the seven largest fully-protected marine reserves in Latin America, covering 1.2 million square kilometers of ocean.
Lenita Rimoli Pisetta, Visiting Fellow
Professor of Translation Theory and Practice (Modern Languages), Universidade de São Paulo
Research interests: Translation Studies, Translation and Psychoanalysis, Translation and Ethics, Literary Translation and Brazilian Literature translated into English.
Diego Tituaña, 2019 Yale World Fellow
Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador
a Kichwa Otavalo from Ecuador, is a diplomat in the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2014 to 2019 and was in charge of human rights, disarmament, and international security agendas.
Cristina Vélez Valencia, 2019 Yale World Fellow
Vice President for Public Private Partnerships, Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Colombia
Valencia is currently the Vice president for Public-Private Partnerships of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and is in charge of programs to foster regional integration and economic development, as well as the Chamber’s knowledge management among other programs involving public and private sectors.
Pablo Vidal, Visiting Fellow
Professor, Director of the Anthropology Research Institute, Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Spain
Research interests: Relation between People and Nature: Mountains, Nomadic and Transhumance People, Immaterial Heritage and Hiking.
Sylvia Aguilera García, 2018 Yale World Fellow
Executive Director, Acento, Acción Local, A.C.
Sylvia Aguilera García
has more than two decades of experience working in human rights and peace-building in Mexico. During the past 14 years she has focused her work on developing new ways to approach public conflicts in Mexico, mainly those related to land and natural resource management, as well as those associated with the advancement of human rights, the justice system and victims’ rights.
Walter Fraga, Visiting Fellow
Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal do Raconcavo da Bahia, Brazil
Research Interests: Post-abolition generations: black family trajectories in Bahia, Brazil (1888-1930)
Julio Guzmán, 2018 Yale World Fellow
Founder, Purple Party of Peru
is a Peruvian politician, leader and founder of the Partido Morado (The Purple Party), a centrist-political national party. He ran for President in the 2016 Elections, climbing to second place with more than 20% of the voting intention, before he was excluded from the race because of “administrative issues” regarding the registration of his candidacy.
Claudia Ribeiro Pereira Nunes, Visiting Fellow
Deputy Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Law; Co-coordinator of Research Group on Global Compartative Law: Governance, Innovation and Sustainability, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Research Interests: Global law and governance issues in respect to innovative technology challenges.
Pilar Velasco, 2018 Yale World Fellow and 2019 Visiting Fellow
Journalist, Cadena SER (Prisa Radio)
is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. Specializing in investigative and data journalism, she has exposed political and economic malpractices in Spain and uncovered high profile international corruption cases.