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International Law Seminar: Cooperation on Family and Child Law


Nuria González

Doctor (PhD) in Law from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, Spain. Senior Researcher at the Institute for Legal Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Foreign Legal Advisor on private international law to the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Private mediator in family, civil and commercial matters, certified by the High Court of Justice of the Federal District, Mexico. Member of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP). Director of the Mexican Journal of Comparative Law. Author of 15 books and coordinator of 16 books and numerous articles nationally and internationally. Winner of the Distinguished Young Scholars in social science research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2008.


Gonzalo Ferrer Amigo

Judge of the Court of First Instance (No. 3) of Girona in Spain with 20 years of professional experience. Former professor at the Judicial School in Spain, and member of the Spanish Judicial Network in civil and commercial cooperation. Law professor. Coordinator and lecturer in various activities of the Ibero-American Hall of judges relating to the protection of childhood and adolescence and international cooperation.


Liliana Rapallini

Competitive Professor of the Chair I Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Professor and Chair of Private International Law at the Catholic University of La Plata and Universidad Atlántida Argentina. Professor of the Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Catholic University of La Plata. Professor, Graduate Notarial Argentina University, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina School of Law and the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrano. Director of the Institute of Private International Law of the Bar Association of La Plata. Guest teacher at the dictation of summer courses at the Faculty of Law and Business at the University Sao Paulo CEU. Speaker, researcher at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Madrid and author of specialized books and articles on Private International Law.


Mercedes Albornoz

Doctor (PhD) in Private International Law and DEA (Diplôme d'Études Approfondies) in Private International Law, Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Research Professor of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) and a member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico.


Julie Rosicky

Executive Director of the U.S. Branch of ISS, a non-governmental nonprofit agency; based in Geneva, Switzerland with an international federation of intercountry social services providers in 100 countries. Chair of the ISS Professional Advisory Committee, and serves as a board member on the ISS Governing Board. With a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of OR, Eugene, her career has focused largely on providing services and advocating for youth and families involved in the U.S. child welfare system. She began her work as a child/family therapist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, and later at the Oneida Indian Nation. In upstate New York, she implemented a Court Appointed Special Advocate program in three counties (CASA) and later led the agency to triple in size through the provision of alternative dispute resolution and child advocacy services. Her interests shifted to international child migration and she became the first Director of Multicultural Services at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Just before joining ISS, Julie spent a year implementing a 3 million dollar capacity building grant from the Office of Victims of Crime to assist underserved victims of crime throughout the U.S..


Felicity Northcott

Director of The Arthur C. Helton Institute for the Study of International Social Service. International Social Service-United States of America Branch. Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University and Undergraduate Advisor in Minor in Multicultural and Regional Studies. As Professional Activities she was a consultant of The History of Soy Consumption in America, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sidney Mintz, Co-Principal Investigator.

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