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Timothy James Hodges's picture
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Timothy Hodges is Professor of Practice in Strategic Approaches to Global Affairs at McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) where, in his work focuses on the application of strategic foresight methodologies in global affairs, the negotiation and implementation of international sustainable development treaties by Indigenous Peoples, governments and stakeholders. Concurrently, he is Principal Consultant at Timothy J Hodges & Associates, providing leadership training and confidential strategic advisory services to governments, industry, private non-profit organizations, and indigenous and local communities in support of legally-binding treaty and commercial agreement negotiations, foresight analysis and anticipatory planning for organizational resilience. Timothy Hodges is a former career Canadian diplomat, with a focus on environmental, economic, and trade policy issues including, for example, in the UN General Assembly, G8, WTO, APEC, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Food and Agricultural Organization, UNESCO, OECD, Organization of American States, NAFTA, and the Arctic Council. He served as Co-Chair, intergovernmental negotiating committee for the United Nations treaty on Access and Benefit-sharing of Genetic Resources (Nagoya Protocol), 2006-2010. Timothy Hodges is past President of the Canadian Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO).
Shreyashi Dasgupta's picture
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Shreyashi Dasgupta is the Jawaharlal Nehru Cambridge PhD scholar at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. She also supervises undergraduates in the Department of Geography at Cambridge. Her current work concerns the transitory spaces in urban housing and examines the emerging forms and processes of temporary accommodation for low-income workers in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Mumbai (India). She has co-founded the Cambridge Urbanism in the Global South interdisciplinary working group. Prior to her PhD, Shreyashi has worked on a wide range of developmental issues for the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Observer Research Foundation, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR), BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) that centred on water and sanitation, housing, land-use, spatial planning and urban governance in India and Bangladesh.
Arijit Nandi's picture
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Arijit Nandi is an Associate Professor jointly appointed at the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. An epidemiologist by training, Arijit is broadly interested in the impact of public policies on population health and health inequalities. He Nandi holds a Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Health.
Jo Husbands's picture
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Jo L. Husbands is a Scholar with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where her work focuses on issues related to science, technology, and security. She also represents the Academies on the Biosecurity Working Group of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a network of over 130 national and regional academies of sciences and health. From 1991-2005 she was Director of the Academies’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control and its Working Group on Biological Weapons Control. From 2001-2012 Dr. Husbands was an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is a Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, an inaugural member of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and a member of the editorial board of Politics and the Life Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in International Public Policy (International Economics) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Franque Grimard's picture
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Franque Grimard is an Associate Professor of the Department of Economics at McGill University. He has been teaching Economic Development at the B.A. Master’s and Ph.D. levels for the last 20 years. His research specialties are Development and Health Economics, where he is interested in the application of statistical analysis and data collection to applied policy issues such as poverty and social protection, health, gender empowerment, public finance management, corporate social responsibility and extractive industries, and sustainable development. Professor Grimard’s research on health focuses on the social-economic determinants of health. In particular, it analyses the long-term impact of shocks for the health of individuals and the cost effectiveness of health programs to improve the living standards of poor women in Peru. His health work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and in the Journal of Health Economics. His work on economic development has been published in the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Review of Development Economics and Ecological Economics. His current research projects look at the impact of cash transfer programs on women’s empowerment in Tanzania, on the availability of quality daycare on women’s empowerment in urban slums of Kenya and at the impact of extractive industries on the standard of living of individuals in Panama. In terms of consulting, he has worked on evaluations of programs and projects of organizations such as CARE, the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada (GAC)), DANIDA, CARE, IDRC, Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Public Health Agency of Canada. Finally, Professor Grimard is also the president of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG). Operating with an IDRC grant, CDESG is the main research group on development economics in Canada organizing policy panels in the area of development economics, sponsoring developing country scholars to come to CDESG conferences to present their work, building a community of researchers in Canada and abroad to produce research and applied policy in development economics for policy makers in Canada and in developing countries.
MIGUEL ANGEL MARTINEZ LOPEZ's picture
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I am mostly focused on the analysis of urban movements and activism. In addition, I am interested in participatory processes about urban planning. Other topics under the umbrella of urban sociology and urban politics, such as housing policies, socio-spatial segregation, use of public spaces, sustainable mobility, local governance and gentrification, are part of my research work as well. More broadly, social movements, political sociology and qualitative methods, too.
Anders Granhag's picture
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Professor Granhag is the director of the research unit for Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology (CLIP, www.psy.gu.se/clip). The CLIP group has repeatedly been rated as one of the world-leading groups in its field. He is the funding coordinator of the Nordic Network for research on Psychology and Law. He is the past President of the European Association of Psychology and Law. He is the Editor for Applied Cognitive Psychology, and an editorial board member of nine additional journals. He has provided reviews for 50+ scientific journals. He has participated as a reviewer/panel board member for a number of national (e.g. The Swedish Research Council) and international granting agencies (e.g., Australian Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, The British Academy, National Science Foundation). He has conducted missions under contract for agencies such as the Swedish Ministry of Justice, the Swedish Government, and Human Rights First. He was appointed visiting Professor at the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (2009-2010), and he is currently visiting Professor at the Norwegian Police University College. In January 2010 he was given an award from the International Academy of Investigative Psychology for “outstanding contributions to Investigative Psychology”. He has been invited to 15+ countries worldwide to present his research to academics and practitioners, among them the U.K (incl MI5), Germany, China, Japan, Russia, Canada and the U.S. (including FBI’s High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), LAPD and NYPD). He has conducted work for the U.S. Innocence Project and several mission for the UN (e.g., for UNHCR and UNICRI). His research findings have been acknowledged in international media such as Der Spiegel, New York Times, Newsweek, LA Times, The Guardian, Business Weekly, The Boston Globe, New Scientist, Science Daily and Wall Street Journal.
Samina Zahir's picture
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Cultural/ Creative/ Community Sectors; Research; Producing; Evaluation; Facilitation; Experienced in Creative Action Research
Tim Forsyth's picture
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Professor, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science
Jean-Paul Faguet's picture
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Dr. Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics, and Chair of the Decentralization Task Force at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He has published in the economics, political science, and development literatures, including Is Decentralization Good for Development? Perspectives from Academics and Policymakers (Oxford, 2015), and Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia (Michigan), which won the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for best political science book of 2012.

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