International guests

Susan George

Susan George

Philosopher and political analyst. President of the board of the Transnational Institute. She has served as vice-president of Attac France. She is the author of a dozen books on globalization, World Trade Organization, international financial institutions and North-South relationships.

Chico Whitaker

Chico Whitaker

One of the founders of the World Social Forum and Right Livelihood Award 2006. Member of the Justice and Peace Commission and the Coalition for a nuclear-free Brazil. He was a councilman for the Workers’ Party in the São Paulo municipal chamber from 1989 to 1993.

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Right Livelihood Award 1993 and activist for ecofeminism, as well as one of the most prestigious international figures in the philosophy of science. Founder of the Research Foundation of Science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE), an institution dedicated to preserving biodiversity.

Cândido Grzybowski

Cândido Grzybowski

Director of the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis (IBASE) and promoter of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, 2001.

Pedro Santana

Pedro Santana

Pedro Santana, member of the international council of the World Social Forum and vice-president of Corporación Latinoamericana Sur, Colombia.

Geneviève Azam

Geneviève Azam

Economics professor and researcher at the University of Toulouse II. Ecological activist and member of the global justice movement, she is also a spokesperson for Attac France.

Jacqueline Goffart

Jacqueline Goffart

Project director for the GoodPlanet Foundation and coordinator for the documentary Home directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The GoodPlanet foundation has as its mission educating the general public about environmental protection and sustainable development.

Isabelle Delannoy

Isabelle Delannoy

Environmentalist, co-scriptwriter of the documentary Home directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. She holds a degree in agricultural engineering and is an expert in sustainable development.

Ramiro Muñoz

Ramiro Muñoz

Philosopher, PhD in Education and Society, director of the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Cali (Colombia). For the past 30 years, he has been an advisor for the NASA indigenous group to reinforce education and organization processes.

Alcibiades Escue Musique

Alcibiades Escue Musique

Indigenous mayor of the town of Toribio–Cauca Department (Colombia). Maestro en sabiduría.

Flor Ilva Tróchez

Flor Ilva Tróchez

First indigenous mayoress of the municipality of Jambaló (Cauca Department, Colombia). Maestra en sabiduría (Colombia).

Local guests

Lluis Martinez Sistach

Lluis Martinez Sistach

Cardinal, Archbishop of Barcelona from 2004 to 2015.

Sandra Campos

Sandra Campos

Humanist, director of the seminar and IMAGO Association (Barcelona), she holds a degree in Law and Political Science and a postgraduate in “Programs, Projects and City Policies”.

Juan Carlos Monedero

Juan Carlos Monedero

Political scientist. Professor of Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid, one of the ideologues behind the 15-M movement (“indignados”), and ex-secretary of the Podemos party.

Arcadi Oliveres

Arcadi Oliveres

Economist, president of Justícia i Pau, initial promoter of Procès Constituent a Catalunya and advocate for degrowth.

Pedro Burruezo

Pedro Burruezo

Editor in chief of the magazine The Ecologist for Spain and Latin America and consultant for the eco-fair BioCultura. He is also director of the musical trio Bohemia Camerata.

Giacomo D’Alisa

Giacomo D’Alisa

Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and project manager for the ENTITLE project. Co-author of the book, Decrecimiento: Vocabulario para una nueva era (2014).

Jordi Pedrós

Jordi Pedrós

Vice-president of the association Dulce Revolución for medicinal plants, founded by Josep Pàmies. Dulce Revolución disobeys the legal persecution of many of the medicinal plants that have traditionally been used for nourishment and healing purposes, the distribution of which is currently prohibited, and foments the use of plants with medicinal properties.

Josep Puig i Boix

Josep Puig i Boix

Member of Alternativa Verda, industrial engineer specialized in energy technologies. He holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering and in Environmental Engineering, Ecology and Environmental Management. He is an associate professor for the department of Geography and the Environmental Sciences Section at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and secretary and treasurer for the association Dia de la Terra.

Jordi Gascón

Jordi Gascón

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Barcelona (UB) and member of the Red de Consumo Solidario and Plataforma Rural (Via Campesina for Spain).

Maribel Guzmán

Maribel Guzmán

Consultant in conscious communication and humanized economy for organizations and companies that support personal and collective empowerment as a foundation for sustainability and creativity. Co-creator of the initiative Economía Humanizada, and founder and coordinator of Barcelona Sostenible y Creativa.

Juan José Cruz

Juan José Cruz

Member of Som Energia, a non-profit cooperative for green energy consumption. Main activities: commercialization and production of energy from renewable sources and commitment to the promotion of a change in the current energy model toward the goal of 100% from renewable sources.

Victoria Camps

Victoria Camps

Full professor of ethics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She was a senator with the PSC-PSOE party from 1993-1996 and a member of the Catalan Audiovisual Council from 2002 to 2008.

Germà Pelayo

Germà Pelayo

Representative of the World Democratic Forum He holds a degree in Geography. Founder and promotor of the citizens’ initiative for political responsibility (RESPOLIS) in Catalonia. Editor and creator of cooperative websites, databases, and electronic forums.

Gianni Orsini

Gianni Orsini

Masters degree in Internatiobal Relarions and Degree in philosophy. International Cooperation and Conflict transformation Consultant. RADAR project Coordinador. He participated in the organization of the four “Catalonian Social Forums (FSCat).

Pepa Martínez

Pepa Martínez

Director of Lafede.cat – Organizations for Global Justice, a federation of 116 human rights organizations, peace and international cooperation. She has worked with Catalan, Mexican, Colombia and Sudan Institutions, always linked with educational and social inclusion projects.

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