Constructive Powers Initiative es un grupo de trabajo conformado por académicos y profesionales de las Relaciones Internacionales provenientes de diversos países, tales como Australia, Brasil, Canadá, Indonesia, Japón, la República de Corea, Sudáfrica, Suiza y Turquía, y probablemente de Alemania, Noruega y Nueva Zelanda. Además del país anfitrión de la reunión, México.
Durante el desarrollo de esta iniciativa organizada por el Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI), la Fundación Friedrich Ebert, el Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) y el Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), identificará y deliberará los tipos de acuerdos necesarios para hacer frente a los retos actuales en materia de seguridad a nivel global y regional como el que representa el crimen organizado transnacional.
Particularmente se abordará la amenaza que significa el crimen organizado transnacional para la integridad de los sistemas financieros y se analizarán los esfuerzos de cooperación en este tema, con un enfoque específico en las regiones de América del Norte, América Central y el Caribe.
Professor and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He co-directs the ANU's MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Initiative project. After obtaining his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, he taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Sydney before joining ANU in 1990. In 2000, he took up the Chair of Politics at the University of Edinburgh for four years. His work has appeared in most of the leading journals of international relations. He was the founding editor of the Cambridge University Press book series, Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Rolando Sardenberg is a Distinguished Scholar. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1964. He was Ambassador of Brazil in the Soviet Union and in Spain. As well, he was Representative of Brazil at the United Nations Security Council and President of the UNSC. He was twice Brazil Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He also served as Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil, Minister for Special Projects and Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency .He is recently retirement of the Brazilian Foreign Service. He is Member of Latin America and Caribbean Leaders Network for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
Fen Hampson is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the chancellor's professor and director of Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in Canada. He is a Senior Adviser to the United States Institute of Peace and has been a Consultant to the International Peace Academy and the Social Science Research Council in New York, the United Nations Commission on Human Security, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the MacArthur Foundation and the International Development Centre and Foreign Affairs Canada. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, the Parliamentary Centre and the Social Science Foundation Board at the University of Denver. He served as Chair of the Human Security Track of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy, a Joint initiative of the Governments of Finland and Tanzania. He has been a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Master's Degree in Economics, London School of Economics. Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Paul Heinbecker is a former career diplomat with assignments in Ankara, Stockholm, Paris (at the OECD) and Washington. He served as Canada's Ambassador to Germany and as Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, 2000–2003, where he represented Canada on the Security Council. Also, he was Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's Chief Foreign Policy Adviser. As well, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Global and Security Policy in the Department of Foreign Affairs, where he led the development of Canada's human security agenda, and headed the Canadian delegation to the UN Climate Change negotiations in Kyoto. As G8 Political Director, he helped to negotiate the UN resolution that ended the war in Kosovo.
DAVID A. WELCH
David Welch is Chair of Global Security at the Center for International Governance Innovation and Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. His 2005 book "Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change (Princeton University Press)" is the inaugural winner of the International Studies Association ISSS Book, and his 1993 book "Justice and the Genesis of War (Cambridge University Press)" is the winner of the 1994 Edgar S. Furniss Award for an Outstanding Contribution to National Security Studies. He is the author of "Decisions, Decisions: The Art of Effective Decision-Making (Prometheus, 2001)", and co-author of "Vietnam if Kennedy had Lived: Virtual JFK (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)". He is co-editor of "Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Frank Cass, 1998)", and his articles have appeared in specialized journals including Asian Perspective, Ethics and International Affairs, Foreign Affairs and The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1990.
Simon Palamar is a Research fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation's Global Security Program, and a PhD candidate at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Alexandra Stephenson served in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.
Vincent Klassen is Deputy Director of Policy Research at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade since 2011, responsible for the Department's policy research agenda. He has served as Economic Counsellor in the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and Policy Coordinator for Europe for the Department's bilateral relations branch.
Gerald Steininger is an Adviser of the Federal Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany and Assistant to the Parliamentary Group of SPD for financial policy.
Bachelor's Degree in Administrative Studies, University of Konstanz-
Aleksius Jemadu is the Dean of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) Jakarta Indonesia
Yoshihide Soeya is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Keio University´s Faculty of Law. He also serves as the Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies of the same university. His areas of interest are politics and security in East Asia, Japanese diplomacy and its external relations in the region and the world. Dr. Soeya currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Association of International Studies, and is a Member of the Advisory Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the International Council of the Asia Society in New York. He served, in 1999-2000, as a Member of the "Prime Minister's Commission on Japan's Goals in the 21st Century", and in 2010, as a Member of "the Council on Security and Defense Capabilities in the New Era" in the Prime Minister's Office. His recent publications in English include "A 'Normal' Middle Power: Interpreting Changes in Japanese Security Policy in the 1990s and After," in Yoshihide Soeya, et.al., eds, Japan as a 'Normal Country'?: A Country in Search of its Place in the World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011); and "Japanese Domestic Politics and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia," Council on Foreign Relations (December 2009).
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1987, majoring in world politics.
Takeshi Nakamura registered as Japanese licensed Attorney in October 2002. He is regarded as one of a few experts on issues related to the Yakuza(aka: Bouryokudan). He has been a member of the Anti-Yakuza Task Force of the Tokyo Bar Association. He and other plaintiff attorneys made a claim against the top leader of Sumiyoshikai, the second largest Yakuza group in Japan, and they won the case (Tokyo District Court, Judgment, September 20, 2007; Hanrei Jiho 2000)
Master's Degree of Law, Waseda University.
Mark Shaw is currently Director of Communities, Crime and Conflicts at STATT Consulting, Hong Kong, and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria. He is engaged in conducting organised crime threat assessments in several countries. He previously worked for ten years at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, including as Inter-regional Advisor, Chief of the Criminal Justice Reform Unit and with the Global Programme against Transnational Organised Crime, with extensive field work in fragile and post-conflict states. He has held a number of other positions in government and civil society, including: Director of Monitoring and Analysis in the national Ministry for Safety and Security; Head of the Crime and Police Programme at ISS; Ford Foundation Senior Fellow on Justice in Transition at the South African Institute of International Affairs; United States Institute of Peace Researcher on local conflicts at the Centre for Policy Studies, Johannesburg; advisor to the Provincial Safety Minister for Gauteng; and as a violence monitor for the National Peace Secretariat during the transition to democracy. Mark chaired the Committee of Inquiry on Police Reform in South Africa and was the chief drafter of the Government's 1998 White Paper on Safety and Security. He holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and has published widely on peace, security and justice reform issues.
DONG HWI LEE
Professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy´s Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS). He was a Dean of Research at the IFANS with a deputy ministerial rank from 2000 to 2004. He also was a Senior Associate to the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) in Washington, D.C. and a Senior Visiting Scholar with the G8 and G20 Research Groups of the Trinity College in the University´s Munk School of Global Affairs. His research interests include the political economy of East Asia with special focus on North Korea and China, global governance, regional cooperation, and analysis of international negotiation. Recently, he has written numerous articles such as "Global Security and the Korean Peninsula(G8: The 2011 Dauville Summit), " G20 Seoul Summit: Assessment and Future Prospects" (Korea Focus, January, 2011), "From Toronto to Seoul: Evolution of The G20 Process" (Studia Diplomatica, Vol. LXIII, 2010), "The Political-Security Context for The Seoul Summit" (G20: The Seoul Summit: Shared Growth Beyond Crisis) and "A Nuclear-Free World and Korea" (G8 & G20: The 2010 Canadian Summits).
Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Seoul National University. Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Jürg Streuli joined the Swiss Diplomatic Service in 1973, and he was promoted Ambassador in 1989. He served as Ambassador of Switzerland in Denmark, Cameroon with concurrent accreditation in Gabon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tomé; Singapore with concurrent accreditation in Brunei, and Lebanon with concurrent accreditation in Cyprus. He was Ambassador for Disarmament and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, 2005 - 2010. Since 2011 he is Associate Fellow of the Geneva Center on Security Policy and President of FSD, Swiss Foundation on Mine Action.
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, University of Bern.
Rafet Akgunay is a retired Ambassador from the Turkish Foreign Ministry. After joining the Foreign Service, he served in Nicosia, Tel Aviv and Athens. He was Senior Turkish Representative and Faculty Adviser at NATO Defense College in Rome and Deputy Chief Mission at The Turkish Embassy in Washington DC. In 2000 he was appointed to Beijing as the Turkish Ambassador where he stayed four years. His last posting as Ambassador was in Ottawa (2004-2008). During his career, back in the Ministry in Ankara, he served with different capacities at Cyprus-Greece, and International Security Affairs Departments. He was also Deputy Director General for Policy Planning. Among other responsibilities, he served as Chief of Cabinet to the President (1998-2000), Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (2004-2005) and Deputy Undersecretary in Charge of Multilateral Affairs (2006-2008). After his retirement from the Foreign Service at the beginning of August 2012; he joined the Middle East Technical University, North Cyprus Campus as instructor.
Bachelor's Degree in Science and Ph.D from the Middle East, Ankara University. Master's Degree, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Coordinator of the Venezuela Working Group in the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung´s Regional Security Cooperation Program. She has published extensively on security and defense issues both in Venezuela (www.ildis.org.ve) and in the region, including policy papers and chapters in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Regional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean Yearbooks (www.seguridadregional-fes.org). She is currently coordinating research projects related to cooperation for regional security in South America, monitoring of the Summit of the Americas mandates in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries, violent conflict prevention in Venezuela and political reform and social movements in the Andean region.
Deputy Minister for North America at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Throughout his career in the Mexican Foreign Service, he has served as Deputy Chief of the Mexico's Embassy in United States, Alternate Representative in the Mexican Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States, Political Affairs Officer of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Political Affairs Officer at the Mexico's Embassy in Cuba and Alternate Representative in the Mexican Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has held the positions of General Director for Asia-Pacific and Advisor for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Bachelor's Degree in History, University of British Columbia.
Gustavo Mohar is the Deputy Minister for Population, Migration, and Religious Affairs of the Mexican Ministry of Interior. Previously he served as Secretary General and Director of the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN). In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as General Director of Protection and Consular Affairs and as Chief Negotiator for International Migration. As well, at the Mexico's Embassy in the United States he served as Representative of the Ministry of the Interior responsible for Migration Affairs and, as Minister for Political Affairs and Relations with the US Congress. Also, he was PEMEX Representative for Commercial Operations in Europe and Observer to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit he worked as General Director of International Financial Affairs, and he was General Director for Bank of Development. In addition, he has been Representative for Immigrant Affairs at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Consultant of GEA Group.
Bachelor's Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana.
BERENICE DÍAZ CEBALLOS
Berenice Diaz Ceballos is the Chief of Staff to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, area that has the responsibility of overseeing Mexico's bilateral relations with countries in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Europe. In 2007 she was designated as Mexican Sous-sherpa for the outreach dialogue with the Group of Eight. She is currently the Mexican Sous-sherpa for the G20. In the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has worked as an analyst at the General Direction for the System of the United Nations, Chief of the Human Rights Department, Assistant Director for Human Rights and Social Affairs and as Director for Political, Social and Humanitarian Affairs. She also worked as Deputy General Director for Global Affairs, area responsible for coordinating Mexican international policy on gender equality, human rights of persons with disabilities, environment and natural resources, sustainable development, drugs control, the fight against corruption and crime prevention issues. She has participated in many events, international conferences and formal and informal groups as a member of the Mexican delegation.
Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, Universidad Iberoamericana.
Ernesto Céspedes is the General Director for Global Issues at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he oversees Mexico's multilateral foreign policy on environmental issues, drug trafficking and organized crime, terrorism, migration, health and refugees. He is a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, holding the rank of Ambassador of Mexico. He occupied different responsibilities in the Chancery and in the representations of Mexico in Frankfurt, Germany; San Francisco, California, and the Mexico's Embassy in Washington, DC. He also served as Consul General of Mexico in Guangdong, China and served as Officer in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada, under the diplomatic exchange program between Canada and Mexico.
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Master's Degree in International Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University. Master's Degree in National Security and Defense, University of the Army and Air Force Mexico.
Andrés Rozental was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Deputy Foreign Minister (1988-1994), Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1995-1997), Ambassador to Sweden (1983-88) and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982-83). Since 1994, he holds the lifetime rank of Eminent Ambassador of Mexico. In 2002 he was named Founding President of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, where he served until the end of 2006. Ambassador Rozental established Rozental & Asociados, a specialized niche consultancy providing political and economic advice to Mexican and foreign multinational companies. Today he is Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Mexico, and an independent Board member of ArcelorMittal Brazil, Wilson Sons (Brazil) and Ocean Wilson Holdings (Bermuda). He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of EADS Mexico and of the Advisory Council of Kansas City Southern de México. During 2000 and 2001 he was a roving Ambassador and Special Envoy for President Vicente Fox. In 2006 he was a member of President-elect Felipe Calderon's Advisory Council on Foreign Policy. Since 2007 Andrés Rozental is a Senior Nonresident Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and a Senior Policy Advisor to Chatham House in London. Andrés Rozental obtained his professional degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico, and his Master's in International Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also did postgraduate studies at the University of Bordeaux in France.
Enrique Berruga Filloy is President of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI). He previously served as Vice president for Corporate Affairs at Grupo Modelo. Along his diplomatic career, Ambassador Berruga was Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Ambassador of Mexico to Costa Rica and Special Representative of the President of Mexico for the United Nations Reform Process. Additionally, he set up the Mexican Embassy in Ireland, and also worked at Mexico's Embassies to the United States and the United Kingdom. At the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, he was named as Secretary-General of the Mexican Commission for the UNESCO. He was also Executive Director of the Mexican Institute of International Cooperation and Director General of International Relations at the Mexican Ministry of Education. Ambassador Berruga is author of different books and articles, being the most recent "Propiedad Ajena" that was made a movie. He has also been Professor at ITAM and Fulbright Scholar.
Claudia Calvin is Executive Director of the Mexican Council of Foreign Relations and Founder of Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for women bloggers in Latin America. Throughout her career in the public sector, she served as the General Director of International Activities and Gender, as well as the General Deputy Director of Information at the Mexican Presidency. In addition, she served as the Director of National Information on the transition team of President-elect, Vicente Fox. She served also as Advisor to the Federal District's Department, the Interior Ministry, and the Senate. In the private sector, she carried out consulting activities for WWF Mexico, the World Bank's Environmental Management and Decentralization Project (PROMAD), and ERI Consultants in Regional and International Economies. She also worked as a correspondent for The Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times in Mexico. She has lectured at Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Universidad de las Américas, and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She has also been a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.
Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Master's Degree in International Journalism, University of Southern California. Ph.D. in Social Sciences with Specialization in Political Science, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO).
Zirahuen Villamar is the Coordinator of International Economic Dialogue in the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Mexico. He has lectured at the UNAM´s Faculty of Economics. He is a Global Governance Specialist at the German Development Institute (DIE).
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, UNAM. Master's Degree in International Relations, UNAM.
CARLOS A. HEREDIA
Carlos Heredia is Chair and Professor of the Department of International Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He served as a member of Mexico's 57th Congress (1997-2000). He is a founding member (2001) of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Comexi), and serves on the Advisory Council of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. His most recent publication is "Mexico and the United States: In Search of a Strategic Vision," with Andrés Rozental, in Lowenthal, Abraham, Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead, The Obama Administration and the Americas: Looking Forward, Brookings Institution Press, 2010. As well, he served in the public sector as Member of the 57th Legislature of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. He also collaborated with local governments such as Mexico City and Michoacán.
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Master's Degree in Economics, McGrill University.
Jorge Schiavon is Research Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). He has served as Secretary General and Director of the Liaison Office and Development as well as Director of the Bachelor´s Program on Political Science and International Relations at the same institution. He has taught 45 courses at the undergraduate level.
Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, El Colegio de Mexico. Master´s Degree in Political Science, University of California.
Jorge Chabat is Research Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). In the same institution he served as Director of the Division of International Studies and Director of the Program for the Study of Mexico's International Relations. Throughout his academic career he has taught in several institutions such as Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Autónoma Metopolitana, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, National School of Professional Studies, and Matías Romero Institute of Diplomatic Studies. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the following Journals: "Journal of Foreign Policy," "Journal of Political and Social Science," and "International Relations". He is also a columnist for El Universal and Televisa News with Joaquin Lopez Doriga.
Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, El Colegio de México. Master's Degree and Ph.D. in International Affairs, University of Miami.
Eduardo Guerrero is the Founder of Lantia Consultants. He previously served as Executive Director for the Professional Electoral Service and Chief of Staff of to President of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE). He has also served as General Director of Studies and International Relations in the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI), General Director for Social Organizations in the Ministry of Social Development, Advisor in the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN) and Deputy Director of Public Policy at the Technical Secretariat of the Economic Cabinet of the Presidency. Throughout his teaching experience, he has been Professor and Researcher at El Colegio de Mexico and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is the author of several academic publications on topics such as transparency, public administration and security in Mexico.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, El Colegio de México. Master's Degree in Political Science, University of Delaware. Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago.