Short CVs Lecturers
Course Manager- International Training Centre
Ralf Krüger is the Manager of the Sustainable Development Programme of ITCILO, which is responsible for a portfolio of training and capacity building activities in the areas of public procurement, project cycle management, and trade & investment. The programme also covers five Master’s Programmes on related topics in collaboration with the University of Turin. Before joining ITCILO Ralf worked at the African Development Bank as Chief Research Economist focusing on issues of private sector development; respective duties included the Additionality and Development Outcomes Assessments (ADOA), an ex-ante assessment of the expected development outcomes of projects and the Bank’s value added in such operations, as well as the preparation of flagship publications and other knowledge products. Previous positions Ralf held were at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), where he was also contributing to research and capacity building activities. Before that, he was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Giessen and a strategy consultant with Accenture Germany. His professional interests include impact assessments of investment projects, FDI anddevelopment, green economy issues, and development strategies. Ralf holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MBA from University of Giessen, Germany as well as an MA in economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Rector - University of Turin and Co-Director of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Management of Development
He is also Professor of Law at the same University, Department of Law, where he teaches EU law, Contracts and Comparative law. His main field of research deals with the impact of legal reforms on economic performance, particularly in the field of contract law. Professor Ajani has advised several international institutions, such as the IMF, the EU Commission, UNDP, the ILO, on different aspects of legal reforms in Transition Countries, with particular reference to commercial laws, and to the codification of private law. From 1998 to 2006 he has acted for the German Agency for Technical Assistance (GTZ), as Expert to the Ministry of Commerce and to the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People´s Congress of PR of China. He has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), at the University of Wuhan (PRC), and at the University of Hanoi (Vietnam) Previously, he has practiced law with the international firm Allen&Overy.
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University of Turin, Italy. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Management of Development
Alessandra Venturini is the executive director of the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM), and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Turin. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the EUI, and held professor positions at the Universities of Florence, Bergamo, and Padova. She has also held visiting positions at Brown University, the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), and the International Institute of Labour Studies at the ILO in Geneva. She has collaborated with the OECD migration section, the European Commission Migration Programme, CEPR Migration Research programme, and the World Bank. She is a fellow at the IZA, CHILD, FIERI, and member of IMISCOE. Her research interests are in Labour Economics, with a focus on the effects of migration and on foreigners’ assimilation in the destination country, on the effect of remittances and high skilled migration in sending countries and on circular and irregular migration and she published extensively on all these subjects.
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Professor - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Bhaduri obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (UK) and taught at Pembroke College, Cambridge. His present position is Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He has been appointed Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pavia. Previously he was Reader at the Delhi School of Economics and Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He was Visiting Professor at various academic institutions (Colegio de Mexico, Universities of Stanford, Vienna, Linz, Bologna, Bremen, and Trondheim). He was also Research Officer at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Vienna), and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India; Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; and part of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences. His areas of expertise and research topics to be mentioned are: economic structure of backward agriculture, subsequently he analysed theoretical issues in growth and capital theory, and became increasingly interested in the treatment of macroeconomic themes in a multisectoral framework. In recent years, he has devoted attention to theoretical and policy issues associated with processes of economic transition and globalisation.
The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Lecturer in the framework of the Law Module for the Master in Management of Development
Dr. Hani Sayed is an assistant professor of law and a member at the Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the American University in Cairo. Hani Sayed has served as assistant professor of law since February 2005. Before joining AUC, Sayed taught at Brandeis University and worked as a researcher at the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. Earlier, he practiced law in Damascus and New York. He received his Licence en Droit from Damascus University, a D.E.S. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Helena Alviar Garcia
Dean of the faculty of Law of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
Helena Alviar Garcia achieved her Doctorate in Economic Law and Gender (S.J.D.) in 2001 at Harvard University Law School and finished her Master in Law (LL.M.) from the same university in 1997. She is the Dean of Law at Universidad de Los Andes since March 2011 and before had been the Director of the Doctorate and Master’s in Law Programs at the same university. Professor Alviar has published extensively in the areas of: Law and Development, Public Law Theory, Private Law Theory, Critical Approaches to Law, Legal Theory, Feminist Theory, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Introduction to Law. She has taught in many countries around the world: University of Wisconsin, Brown University, Universidad de Puerto Rico, The United Nations University of Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica and she is expert in feminist approaches to law and development and legal issues. She is the author among others of: “Derecho, Desarollo y Feminismo en America Latina”, Ediciones Uniandes, Editorial Temis, 2008 and “Manual de Derecho Administrativo” 2009.
Asian Management Institute (AMI) Ltd, Berneck, Switzerland. Lecturer in the framework of the Economics Module for the Master in Management of Development
Dr. Gärtner achieved both, his Diploma in Economics in 1973, like his PhD in Economics in the year 1979 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the Managing Director of the Asian Management Institute (AMI) in Berneck, Switzerland, lecturing at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich (Master's Programme Intercultural Communication and Cooperation), at the Donau University of Krems, Austria (Project Management) and at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy (since 1999). Key qualifications to be mentioned are Economics and Management of Development, Training and Consultancy, Organisational Development and Cross-cultural Management. He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (Global Network Germany), the Institute for Training in Intercultural Management in Den Haag, the Swiss-Japanese and Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Zürich, the “GWS” Network in Berlin (Society for further education and supervision) and the “AGP” (Working Community for Partnership in the Economy) in Kassel, Germany.