Dr Jesús Arturo Borja Tamayo Director of International Cooperation, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico.

Since February 2013 Dr Borja is the Director of International Cooperation of the National Council of Science & Technology of Mexico (CONACYT).  Previously, he was the Executive Director of the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, which administers the Fulbright Program in Mexico.   He developed his academic career at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), where he was the Director of The Division of International Studies and the Academic and Administrative Dean and developed a program of international student mobility for CIDE.  He has been a visiting professor at the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies University of California at San Diego, Duke University, the University of Montreal, The University of Alberta and the University of Linköping, Sweden.  He is a specialist in regional integration issues with a focus on North America.  His research and teaching areas include International comparative political economy and International Relations Theory.  

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Prof Renetta Garrison Tull, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Renetta Garrison Tull is Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland), where she is the Co-PI and Founding Director for the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) for the 12 institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM), and Co-PI/Co-Director for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program for undergraduates in the USM, and Co-PI for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate program at UMBC.

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Prof Luis H. Gutierrez, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Professor Department of Economics, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia; Research Fellow, Regional Dialogue on Information Society (DIRSI), Latin América.

Luis H. Gutierrez is currently professor at the economics department at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a PhD from the University of Florida. He is also a researcher at the Universidad del Rosario. He has been associated with DIRSI (Regional Dialogue on Information Society) from 2008 and has participated in a couple of DIRSI’s main projects. He has published in Journal of Regulatory Economics, Utilities Policy, Telecommunications Policy, Information Society, Technology in Society, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Applied Financial Economics Letters Industrial and Corporate Change and Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade. His field studies are in industrial organization and regulation, corporate governance and telecommunications. Current research is about innovation and ICT in Colombian manufacturing firms, broadband access and usage by Colombian households, and governance contestability in Latin American firms.

Prof Aboal, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Director, Centre for Economic Research (CINVE-Uruguay), Uruguay.

Diego Aboal is the Director of the Centre for Economic Research (CINVE-Uruguay). He holds a PhD in Economics (University of Essex, UK), a Master of Science in Economics (London School of Economics, UK) and a Master in Economics and BA in Economics (Universidad de la República, Uruguay). He is Professor at Universidad ORT Uruguay and Universidad de la República. During 2007-2008 he was a temporary Lecturer of Econometrics in the Master of Finance at the University of Cambridge (UK). His papers have been published in the following journals: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Small Business Economics, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, CEPAL Review. His main research areas are: Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation, Political Economy and Economics of Crime and Violence

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Dr Gandelman, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Director, Department of Economics, Universidad ORT, Uruguay.

Nestor Gandelman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester and is the Director of the Department of Economics of Universidad ORT Uruguay. He teaches courses on Principles of Economics, Labor Economics and Applied Research Methodology. Gandelman is engaged in an intense research agenda on applied microeconomic with focus on development and policy impact in Latin America. His research interests are broad including firm level research, housing economics and subjective life indicators. Gandelman has a long term concern on gender issues. His published work includes including analysis of housing markets (Gandelman 2009), judicial process (Gandelman, Gandelman and Rothchild 2010), glass ceilings in labor markets (Carillo, Gandelman and Robano 2014) and differencs in subjective well being (Arrosa and Gandelman 2016). Gandelman is a level II researcher of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores  

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