Visiting Faculty Members

During the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the University for Peace hosted the following Visiting Professors on its campus:

Department of International Law

  • Hector Olasolo Alonso (Spain/on behalf of ICRC): International Law Related to Armed Conflict
  • Thomas Koerner (Germany/International Criminal Court): International Criminal Law
  • Mohammed Ihsan (Iraq): The Kurds between Past and Present Genocides in Iraq: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies? (Optional)
  • Frans Viljoen (South Africa): Universal and Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
  • Maria Pia Carazo Ortiz (Costa Rica): Universal and Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
  • Jorge Calderon Gamboa (Mexico/Inter-American Court of Human Rights): Universal and Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
  • Julie Recinos (USA/Inter-American Court of Human Rights): Universal and Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
  • Joaquin Gonzalez Ibañez (Spain): International Law and the Rule of Law
  • UNHCR Regional Legal Unit for the Americas: Module on International Refugee Law as part of the course on ‘International Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Persons’.
  • Rene Marc Burleigh  (France): Working in Conflict Areas (Field Simulation), as part of the course on International Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Persons.
  • Jan Arno Hesbruegge (Germany/OHCHR): Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gudmundur Eiriksson (Iceland): Maritime and Territorial Dispute Settlement
  • Narinder Kakar (India): Sustainable Development and Environmental Diplomacy

Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Gender and Peacebuilding Programme

  • Urooj Mian (Canada): Gender in Peacebuilding and Human Security
  • Adriana Salcedo (United States): Gender and People on the Move: Trafficking, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migration

International Peace Studies Programme

  • Jerry Sanders (United States): Introduction to International Peace Studies, from War to Peace
  • Maciej Bartkowski (Poland/United States): Strategic Nonviolence Resistance
  • Philip Reichel (United States): Transnational Organized Crime
  • Balazs Kovacs (Hungary): Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation

International Peace Studies Program with specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Rene Marc Burleigh  (France): Working in Conflict Areas (Field Simulation), as part of the course on International Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Persons.

Peace Education Programme

  • Maria Celina Del Felice (Argentina): Intercultural Education: Paradigms and Practices
  • Kees Wiebering (Netherlands): Education in Emergencies: Armed Conflicts, Disasters and Health Crises
  • Mirian Vilela (Brazil): Education for Sustainability (Note: Dr. Vilela is the Director of the Secretariat of the Earth Charter Initiative, headquartered on the UPEACE campus)

Department of Environment and Development

  • Marco Quesada (Costa Rica): Management of Coastal Resources
  • Julie Ann Elkins Watson (USA): Water, Security and Peace
  • Nika Salvetti (Italy): Social Responsibility
  • Andre Nijhof (The Netherlands): Responsible Management
  • Hans Günter Brauch (Germany): Rethinking of Peace in the Anthropocene
  • Narinder Kakar (India): Climate Change Governance
  • Monica Araya Salas (Costa Rica): Accelerating Climate Change: The Power of Coalitions
  • Mohit Mukherjee (India): Leading in Times of Change: Innovating from the Inside Out (Note: Mr. Mukherjee is the Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education)

Departamento de Estudios Regionales (Department of Regional Studies)

  • Fernando Blasco (Argentina)
  • Manuela Mesa (Spain)
  • Sharon Lopez (Costa Rica)
  • Patricia Tarre Moser (Costa Rica/Inter-American Court of Human Rights)
  • Jose Antonio Sanahuja Perales (Spain)
  • Kevin R. Casas-Zamora (Costa Rica)
  • Marcia Aguiluz (Costa Rica)
  • Raul Benitez-Manaut (Mexico)
  • General Alberto Asarta Cuevas (Spain)
  • Eduardo Ulibarri Bilbao (Costa Rica)