Rodolfo Cruz Piñeiro

President

Rodolfo Cruz Piñeiro is a professor-researcher in the Department of Population Studies at El Colegio de la

Frontera Norte. His main area of ​​study is population and development in Mexico and the cities that are located on the border of Mexico and the United States. Most of his studies and publications focus his attention on the phenomenon of international migration, internal migration and employment.

He has a master’s degree in Demography from El Colegio de México and a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialty in Population from the University of Texas at Austin. He was President of the Mexican Society of Demography (2002-2004) and since 1992 he has been a member of the National System of Researchers. He is currently a member of the Citizen Population Advisory Council for Population Policy and the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Migration.

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Fabienne Venet Rebiffé

Secretary

He has worked for the last 24 years on migration, asylum and human rights issues. His work has focused on

promoting effective access to human rights for migrants and refugees; promoting dialogue between governments, international organizations, academia, and civil society organizations; the construction and consolidation of civil society networks and the generation of skills for participation in the development of public policies.

He studied Sociology and Ethnology. She was Founder and General Director of Sin Fronteras IAP from 1996 to 2008. Previously, she was Coordinator of the Migrant Studies Program of the Mexican Academy of Human Rights and National Consultant for the Regional Office in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Refugees. She has been a Resident Fellow of the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs of ITAM and is currently a member of the Guatemala-Mexico Group on Migration and Development, of the Advisory Council of the Central American Institute of Social Studies and Development, of the Governing Council of Incide Social, AC, of the Advisory Board of Pro-ESCR, the Security and Democracy Collective and the IAP Board of Without Borders.

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Rodolfo García Zamora

Treasurer

Rodolfo García Zamora is a professor-researcher in the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at

the Autonomous University of Zacatecas. His area of ​​expertise includes migration, public policies for regional development and human security. He has published various works on migration policy, rural development, the impact of remittances on regional development and on human security.

He has studies in Economic Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​he is a member of the National System of Researchers. He has held various positions within the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, including that of Academic Secretary and Director of the Faculty of Economics and is currently evaluating the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Faculty of Economics of the Autonomous University of Mexico – Iztapalapa. He has been in charge of the presidency of the Mexican Association of Rural Studies (AMER), he is currently a member of the Patronato de Sin Fronteras, IAP and director of the Academic Unit in Development Studies of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas

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Gisele Lisa Bonnici

Vocal

Gisele Bonnici is an independent consultant-researcher on various migration, asylum and human rights issues. She is a

lawyer by profession, with degrees in South Africa and the United States, and her training includes studies in administration and law from the University of the Cape, and a Master’s in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University.

She worked as a lawyer in international and corporate law in the United States and Mexico, before collaborating in the Regional Office in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and later was coordinator of legal and social services for migrants, asylum seekers and Refugees in the civil organization, Sin Fronteras, IAP She is a Counselor of INEDIM and Associate Consultant since its foundation. His research and specialization topics include the relationship between security and migration, temporary labor migration, the harmonization of immigration legislation in the Mexico and Central America region, and alternatives to immigration detention. Currently, She collaborates as Regional Coordinator (Americas) for the International Coalition on Detention and is part of the Working Group on Migration Law and Policy. He is a member of the Bar of the Cape, South Africa, and New York, as well as several networks, such as the Migration Forum, the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and the Latin American Network for Forced Migration.

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Alejandro Carrillo Castro

Member

Alejandro Carrillo Castro studied Law and Public Administration at the National Autonomous University of

Mexico. He has extensive experience within the federal public administration, occupying positions such as Technical Secretary of the Public Administration Commission of the Secretariat of the Presidency, Secretary General of the National Council of Science and Technology, as well as Coordinator General of Administrative Studies of the Presidency. He was permanent representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 1992-1994 and Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Illinois. In 1995 he presided over the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (COMAR) and was Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration in the period 1998-2000.

He has chaired the Academy of Administrative Law and Public Administration in Mexico as well as the Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD). He was a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on Public Administration and has served as Vice President for Latin America of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences based in Brussels. From 2003 to 2007 he was in charge of the presidency of the National Institute of Public Administration AC. He has been awarded twice by the Government of France with the Medal of the Order of Merit, once as a Knight and the other as a Grand Commander.

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Manuel Ángel Castillo García

Member

Manuel Ángel Castillo García is a Civil Engineer and Master in Urban Development. He is a Research Professor at the

Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies of El Colegio de México and a national researcher for the National System of Researchers. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Demography, of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, of the Advisory Council of the Central American Institute for Social Studies and Development (INCEDES) and a member of the IAP Board of Without Borders.

He has conducted various research on migration in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with an emphasis on international migration processes on the southern border of Mexico, from which several publications are derived. He participates in various working groups on migration studies, refugees, human rights and border studies. He has been a consultant for various organizations such as the National Population Council, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, among others. .

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