Luis Casasus Latorre PhD

Profesor Titular of Applied Mathematics at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Polytechnic University, de Madrid since 1989. Visiting Professor in France (Lille), Portugal (Oporto), USA (Rutgers), etc.

Member of the Research Group in Biomathematics of Polytechnic University.

Developed mathematical models of tumors with Vanderbilt Univ., USA. Research on biofilms with Complutense University of Madrid.

Research on solution of ordinary differential equations with semi- numerical algorithms.

Present research on nanoparticles in complex media, a European Project.

President and Director Simulation Lab

Fernando Real PhD

Chief Financial Officer

Robert P. Badillo PhD

born in New York City, was awarded, in 1991, a doctorate in philosophy from The American University in Washington, D.C., with a dissertation on Jürgen Habermas. Dr. Badillo has taught philosophy in various universities in the United States, including Fordham University, Villanova University, the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Badillo also taught philosophy for a number of years at Sacred Heart Philosophical College in Aluva, Kerala, India. His specializations are in the field of metaphysics, philosophical anthropology and ethics. In addition to publishing many articles, and co-editing two volumes titled The Humanization of Social Life (2004), his first book The Emancipative Theory of Jürgen Habermas and Metaphysics (1991) was described by George F. McLean as “marking a new beginning for philosophy.” Currently he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University.

Board Director, General Secretary

Elaine Schenk PhD

Board Member

Annalisa Saccà PhD

Dr. Annalisa Saccà, Professor of italian and former Director of the Center for Global Development and the Master in Global Development and Social Justice at St. John's University. She has recently received Federal fundings to develop a BA in Global Development and Sustainibility and is an expert for the Holy See in the CEDAW (Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) and CSW (Committee on the Status of Women) at the UN.

Chief Academic Officer and RIID Cofounder

Yasushi Kikuchi PhD

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Basilio Monteiro PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program in International Communication. Specializes in media and public policy, public diplomacy, peace building and human rights.

Director of Public Relations

Mar Alvarez Segura MD

Mar Alvarez-Segura, MD, PhD., Director of the Psycho-Ethics Lab in Trauma and Migration, fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in NYU-Bellevue Hospital. She conducts research and treating those with childhood trauma. She presently works as a Psychiatrist in the Program “Witnesses of Domestic Violence” in Sant Joan De Deu Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. She also works as an Assistant Professor , teaching ”The effects of Transformative Experiences on Personality” at Abat Oliba CEU University in Barcelona.

Director of the Psycho-Ethics Lab

Roberta Villalon PhD

Roberta Villalon, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at St. John's University, New York City.  Her background in political science and international relations, together with her expertise in Latin America and Latin American immigrants, has shaped her transnational sociological perspective distinctively.  She is currently developing a project in Ecuador on migration and health inequalities together with a team of medical doctors at the Hospital of the Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, for which she was awarded a Fulbright grant. 

Research Fellow

Riccardo Colasanti MD

His Main field of activity is Health and Migration and Health Administration

Director Health and Poverty Lab

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