Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. is the president of Loyola University Chicago.
Since 2011, Father Garanzini has concurrently served as the Secretary for Higher Education for the Society of Jesus, coordinating and championing Jesuit higher-education issues around the world.
A St. Louis native, Father Garanzini received his BA in psychology from Saint Louis University (SLU) in 1971 and a doctorate in psychology and religion from the Graduate Theological Union/University of California, Berkeley, in 1986.
Prof. Rosa Aparicio Gomez
Instituto Ortega y Gasset, Spain
Prof. Rosa Aparicio Gomez has a PhD in Political Science and Sociology and is currently researcher of the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset. She is also President of the Foro Nacional de Integración Social de Los Inmigrantes.
She has been a professor of Sociology in the Human and Social Sciences School and founder of the Instituto de Estudios sobre Migraciones of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. She was also founder and editor of the Revista Migraciones, member of the Management Board of the Observatorio Europeo sobre Racismo y Xenofobia (EUMC) and of the Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales (FRA) and an adviser in the area of the integration of immigrants for the regional government of Madrid.
Professor Gomez is also a member of the Advisory Board in various specialists’ journals. She has been scientific coordinator of the project carried out by the IFCU about ‘Youth Cultures at the Catholic University. A Global Study’. She has more than 100 publications as a result of her numerous investigations, two of which may be illustrated: "Crecer en España. Actitudes, Desempeño e Integración de los Hijos de Inmigrantes". Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa", Colección Estudios Sociales, 2014; Aproximación a la Situación de los Españoles Emigrados: Realidad, Proyecto, Dificultades y Retos. Madrid, OIM, 2014.
Prof. Ana Leticia Gaspar Bojórquez
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Mexico
Professor Ana Leticia Gaspar Bojórquez holds a Degree in Letters at the Escuela de Altos Estudios, at the Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo (1975). She has a Master’s degree in Education at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Zapopan, Jal. (1998), and a PhD in Sciences of Human Development, at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (2007). She is currently coordinator of Institutional Research of UNIVA system and coordinator of PhD in Sciences of Human Development and degree in Education at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac since 2006. Her main publications are: Para una economía a la medida de la persona: la visión de los pobres sobre su realidad y sus estrategias de supervivencia, en Anuario de Investigación 2014. México: UNIVA; Imaginando el posgrado: Representaciones sociales de los empleadores de diferentes sectores sobre los estudios de posgrados en Administración. Memorias del XVI Congreso Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Administrativas 2012, mayo 2012; Rehacer el tejido de Penélope. Mujeres y reproducción de la emigración. Anuario XIII de Investigación CONEICC; El currículum Interdisciplinario como alternativa al modelo tradicional educativo, en La Gestión Curricular: significados, práctica y experiencias, UNIVA, 2003.
Prof. Johan Verstraeten
Professor of Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Professor Johan Verstraeten is the Professor of Social Ethics in Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. He is also Coordinator of the research unit Theological Ethics and director of the Centre for Catholic Social Thought.
Licentiate in Theology (1981), Philosophy (1984); STD and Ph.D in Religious Studies (1987).
From 1982-1987, he was a Researcher at the Department of Political Sciences and at the Faculty of Economic Sciences (Centre for Economics and Ethics), Catholic University Leuven from 1987-1990.
Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Ethical Perspectives. Several books and articles on Catholic Social Thought and Spirituality and Leadership. Main publications on CST: Catholic Social Thought. Twilight or Renaissance (Leuven, 2000); Scrutinizing the Signs of the Times in the Light of the Gospel (Leuven, 2005); Reading Patristic Texts on Social Ethics. Issues and Challenges for Twenty-First-Century Christian Social Thought (Washington, 2012); Towards Interpreting the Signs of the Times, Conversation with the World, and Inclusion of the Poor. Three Challenges for Catholic Social Teaching, in: International Journal of Public Theology 5 (2011) 314-330; Catholic Social Thought and the Movements: Towards Social Discernment and a Transformative Presence in the World, in: Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 10 (2013) 2, 231-239.
Université de Namur, Belgium
Professor Yves POULLET has a Ph.D. in Law and graduated in Philosophy and is full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur (FUNDP) and Liège (Ulg), Belgium.
He teaches different topics like "Sources and Principles of the Law", "Internet Regulations", "International Commercial Law" and "Human Rights in the Information Society".
Yves Poullet heads the CRID since its creation in 1979. He conducts various research in the field of new technologies with a special emphasis on privacy issues, individual and public freedom in the Information Society and Internet Governance.
He is a legal expert for the European Commission, UNESCO and Council of Europe.
He was a member of the Belgian Commission on Data Protection (Commission belge de protection de la vie privée) from 1992-2004. In addition, he has been a member of the Legal Advisory Board of European Commission since its origin and received the Franqui Chair in 2004. He also chaired the Belgian Computer Association ABDI (Association Belge de Droit de l'Informatique). Yves Poullet is an active member of the Editorial Board of various famous law reviews. He is a founder of the European Telecommunication Forum, ECLIP and FIRILITE.
Professor POULLET has been a member of the Royal Belgian Academy since 2009 and Rector of the University of Namur since 2010.