Madrid Summit Moderators
Dau García Dauder
Social Psychologist, social psychology professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Much of their active and investigative activity is centered on the struggles against the violence of the sex / gender doubles. They collaborated with OII at its inception (International Organization of Intersexuales), translating texts into Spanish, and accompanied support groups with different intersexual variations. He has published several materials on intersexualities: on the representation of intersexuality in the media (in the book Cartografías del cuerpo, 2014, ed. Cátedra), on the effects of the change of name "intersex a DSD" (in Bodies and Differences , In the magazine Intereses), or on psychosocial care in intersexual variations (in the journal Universitas Psychologica).
LGBT rights activist.
One of the founders and Chairperson of Mozaika, the only LGBT organisation in Latvia and President of EPOA - European Pride Organiser’s Association, licensor of EuroPride. The last 10 years she has worked in the field of Human and LGBT Rights and has served on the board of the organisations since its foundation. Garina is an expert in LGBTI rights, freedom of assembly and public LGBTI events security in Eastern and Central Europe region. She was one of the Co-Chairs of EuroPride 2015 - Riga.
Marisa Revilla Blanco
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University.
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department of Sociology I (Social Change). Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently director of this department. Previously, she has been Director at the Center for Latin American Studies and International Cooperation (CeALCI) of the Carolina Foundation (September 2008 - March 2012) and Vocal Adviser in the Cabinet of Government Presidency (July 2004-August 2008). PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University (1993) with the thesis titled: ... And everything that moves us unites us? Social movement, identity and meaning: contemporary experiences in R.F.A. And Chile.
Her main research interests are focused on problems of collective action, social movements and democratic participation, with special interest in gender issues and inequality. She has published several publications in Spanish and Latin American magazines on these subjects and has edited the following books: NGOs and Politics. Details of a relationship (2002, Madrid: Istmo Ediciones); Infancy, youth and migrations: A look for international cooperation (2011, Madrid: Siglo XXI / Carolina Foundation) and Round Trips. Networks, migration and development (2012, Madrid: Books of the Cataract).
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Human Rights, Democracy, and Gender expert with 10 years of international experience working in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. Abolafia helped in the election of the first LGBTI mayor in Colombia; training the first transgender elected officials ever elected in Ecuador, Peru and (soon) Honduras and arranging the first public presentation on the situation of LGBTI indigenous people at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
resident of It Gets Better España.
President of It Gets Better España, an NGO that fights against bullying and works for young LGBT + who suffer from bullying, lack of acceptance of their environment, or lack of self-acceptance. Álvaro is an engineer, a political scientist and an MBA from IE Busines School. He works as fundraising director for a Foundation and is a regular contributor to Amnesty International.
Maria Caterina La Barbera
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid.
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. PhD in Human Rights from the University of Palermo, Italy. She has experience in teaching and researching at institutions such as the University of California-Berkeley, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies; And the Carlos III University of Madrid. Her line of research encompasses critical studies of law and public policy and addresses human rights at the intersection between gender equality and cultural diversity, and the material and discursive conflicts that are articulated around these two fundamental axes. She has numerous publications in magazines and chapters of books on these subjects. She is the author of the monograph "Multicentered Feminism" and has edited the volumes "Identity and Migration in Europe" and "Equality of gender and non discrimination in Spain".
Jesus López Gil
Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist.
Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist. Member of the Board at the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and worker in the Movement against Intolerance.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable. He is currently working on his next project in which he wants to articulate a new vision on the future for the Spanish economy based on the development of talent through education, science and entrepreneurship. His goal is to contribute to make Spain a source of employment and talent for all. On September 2010 he founded Actuable.es, the fastest growing petition platform in history; Technological start-up. Actuable joined Change.org in May 2012. Francisco Polo became director of Change.org in 2011 in Spain. Platform of petitions of the world. Later, he created the campaign "Say no to cluster bombs" with which he managed to end the manufacture of these illegal weapons in Spain.
Awarded as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Emprendedores magazine, the Entrepreneurial Talent Award from the financial newspaper CincoDías or the Baeza Diversa award, given to people who have contributed to the defense and promotion of LGTB rights.
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation. Researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Academic Coordinator of the Expert Title on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.
Joaquín Müller Thyssen
Jornalist. General director of Fundéu BBVA
General Director in Fundéu BBVA and journalist. Previously he occupied the graphic and Television direction at EFE Agency, as well as his General Secretary.
He has been a parliamentary journalist, EFE correspondent in the Basque Country, head of the National TVE area and editor in Telecinco News.
Jurist (International Protection, Gender Violence and Criminal Law). Attorney specializing in international protection, gender violence and criminal law. She is currently an instructor in the Office of Asylum and Refuge of Spain.
Lawyer and cultural manager.
Lawyer and cultural manager, member of AACDO (Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes). He has taught postgraduate courses on culture, cultural management and cultural heritage at various universities in Spain and Argentina. He is the author of "When they talk about culture". "The myth of culture in the new public space" (CVG, 2013), "essay on public space and cultural policies".