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Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia (EUA)

Escritor, académico, líder de sociedad civil, asesor y filántropo internacional que se especializa en apoyar a Estados y a Sociedades Civiles para prevenir y desmantelar redes criminales transnacionales dedicadas a la trata de personas, tráfico de migrantes, tráfico ilegal de armas, drogas, flora y fauna, entre otros 19 delitos organizados perpetrados por actores estatales y no estatales. En estas diversas dimensiones, el Doctor Buscaglia actualmente se desempeña como Académico Investigador “Senior” en Derecho y Economía en la Universidad de Columbia (Nueva York, Estados Unidos de América); como Director del “International Law and Economic Development Centre”;  como Presidente del Directorio del “Friends of the Wildlife Justice Commission” (USA); como Académico “Senior” Visitante de la Università degli Studi de Torino (ITALIA) y como Presidente del Instituto de Acción Ciudadana (México).

Se ha desempeñado como funcionario a tiempo completo de organismos internacionales hasta el 2011. Entre 2004 y el 2006 fue Jefe de Misión a cargo del programa de entrenamiento de la totalidad de jueces y fiscales afganos especializados en delincuencia organizada y terrorismo para la organización International Law and Development Program. Entre otros varios cargos previos, el Dr. Buscaglia ha sido asesor de la OEA para la elaboración del Reporte sobre Drogas (2013), del PNUD, del BID y del Banco Mundial entre 1989 y el 2014 ademas de ejercer el rol como “guest speaker” del Departamento de Estado norteamericano desde 1999. Ha sido también miembro del Gabinete de Gobernabilidad de Transparencia Internacional en Alemania (1995-1999).

Ha sido miembro del directorio editorial de diversas revistas científicas en su materia; publicado 101 artículos especializados y catorce libros concentrados en el análisis económico y politico del derecho penal aplicado a países que sufren crisis de gobernabilidad democrática con altos niveles de corrupción política, delincuencia organizada, y/o terrorismo; sus entrevistas y artículos editoriales han sido replicados en diversos medios de comunicación como The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times y The Washington Times en Estados Unidos: The Financial Times de Gran Bretaña; El Mundo de España; Le Monde de Francia; el Süddeutsche Zeitung y Deutsche Welle de Alemania. Es recurrentemente entrevistado por la Agence France Presa, BBC, The Economist, AlJazeera, CNN, Associated Press, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Reuters, y New York Times, entre muchos otros.

Ha sido profesor invitado e impartido seminarios en 87 países y en diversas universidades como la Universidad de Auckland, Nueva Zelanda; la Universidad de Stanford y la Georgetown University, EUA; la Universidad de Hamburgo, Alemania; la Universidad de Gante, Belgica; la UNAM y el ITAM en México; la Universidad de San Andrés, la Nacional y la Nacional del Sur, Argentina.

El Professor Buscaglia es además co-fundador, junto a los Profesores Andrés Roemer y Robert Cooter, de la Asociación Latinoamericana e Ibérica de Derecho y Economía (ALACDE).

Su trabajo práctico de campo lo ha llevado a asesorar 118 países en reformas judiciales y combate/prevención del delito organizado y corrupción, desde 1991 a la fecha.

Obtuvo su doctorado en Derecho y Economía así como estudios post-doctorales en Jurisprudencia y Política Social en las Universidades de Illinois, Urbana-Champaign y en la Universidad de California en Berkeley (EUA), respectivamente.

He is presently a public policy adviser to governments and non-governmental organizations worldwide, an author of numerous academic/public policy and widespread media publications in several languages and an international philanthropist focused on assisting victims of organized crime worldwide.

Professor Dr. Buscaglia presently holds the position of Senior Scholar in Law and Economics at Columbia University (in New York, USA) since 2005, Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (Argentina), “Visiting Senior Academic” at the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and frequently advices governments and civil societies as philanthropist or as a contractor through bilateral and international organizations.

As an academic, Prof. Buscaglia has published widely since 1993 within the field of law and economics of complex crimes and its links to human security and the development of democracy, also delving into the economic analysis of human rights. Dr. Buscaglia’s scientific articles have been published worldwide in many languages. His latest field empirical research covers 118 countries by addressing the legal and economic factors explaining the vertical integration of organized crime within formal economies and civil societies. Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia is also one of the three co-founders of the Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association (ALACDE).

Dr. Buscaglia has also served as Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at the University of San Andres in Argentina (2013-2016); at the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) in Mexico between 2003 and 2013; as Visiting Professor at the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM, 2012-2013); as Director of the International Law and Economic Development Center at the University of Virginia (in Charlottesville, VA USA: 1999-2005); as Visiting Professor at Georgetown University (Washington D.C., USA: 1995-1996), and as a fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (California, USA: between 1991 and 2008).

Dr. Buscaglia is also an internationally well-known philanthropist and civil society leader engaged in supporting non-governmental organizations in their combat and prevention of organized crime, including his philanthropic support for combatting wildlife trafficking at

the Wildlife Justice Commission in The Netherlands or his philanthropic and technical support for preventing human trafficking in Mexico and in Central America as Director of the International Law and Economic Development Center. Dr. Buscaglia currently also serves “pro bono” as President of the Institute for Citizens Action in Mexico and as President of the Board of the non-profit “Friends of Wildlife Justice Commission”. Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia has also served on the Board of Governance of Transparency

International (Berlin, 1995-99).

Since 1990, Dr. Buscaglia studies the impact of legal and judicial frameworks on economic development and on democracy while delving into the economic analysis of organized crime and associated corruption. He has participated in field research in 118 countries and provided assistance for international organizations on the economic analysis of judicial and civil society sectors in several countries within Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle

East. Within these domains, Dr. Buscaglia has also provided policy advice to governments within these domains in 118 countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Jordan,

Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Yemen.

Dr. Buscaglia frequently publishes articles and accepts interviews within the general media, including New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Financial Times, among many others.