Congratulations to the 2014-2015 PNK Fellowship winners!

The new Fellows are Juan Martín Graña, an argentine economist; Daniela Gomes Metello, a brazilian engineer and Beatriz Pilar Córdoba Aquino, a peruvian political scientist. They will travel to The New School in New York where they will present their work and meet leading academics and public officials in their fields.

Five honorable mentions were also given and Call 2015-2016 was launched at the public announcement at Casa Patria Grande in Buenos Aires.

The event was lead by: the Argentine Minister of Social Development, Alicia Kirchner; the President of The New School, David E. Van Zandt; UNSAM’s Director, Carlos Ruta; the Fellowship’s Directors, Margarita Gutman (The New School), and Marcelo Bufacchi and Christian Asinelli (UNSAM); and the Executive Director of Casa Patria Grande, Pablo Vilas.


Juan Martín Graña (Argentina). PhD in Economics. Researcher in Centro de Estudios sobre Población, Empleo y Desarrollo (CEPED) of the Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FCE, UBA).
Essay: Industrialization is the development strategy, but not any kind accomplishes it.

Daniela Gomes Metello (Brasil). BA in Food Engineering, Masters in Production Engineering. Advisor and Coordinator of Comité Interministerial para la Inclusión Social y Económica de Recolectores de Materiales Reciclables.
Essay: Sustainable Development: The experience of solid waste management and the socioeconomic inclusion of waste pickers in Brazil.

Beatriz Pilar Córdova Aquino (Perú). BA in Politics, Masters in Governance and Electoral Processes. She is in charge of monitoring the planned activities for the 2014 regional and local elections in the Centro de Operaciones de Proceso Electoral (COPE) del Jurado Nacional de Elecciones del Perú.
Essay: Gender quota and women positions in lists in peruvian municipal elections.

Honorable Mentions:

Daniela Miglierina Ocampos  (Argentina)
Essay: Mobility or inmobility? Daily mobility in low income people from La Matanza.

Alejandra Potocko  (Argentina)
 Essay: Urbanism and urbanization in the transformation processes of the territory. Sumay Pacha neighborhood in Quebrada de Humahuaca (Jujuy, Argentina).

Elias El Hage  (Venezuela)
Essay: ICT4D as a mechanism within the educational inclusion.

Daniel Alzate Mora (Colombia)
 Essay: Health litigation in Colombia: Have we reached the limit for the judicialization of health?.

Ariel Maximiliano Zysman  (Argentina)
Essay: Mandatory secondary school within Argentina's educational policy: Historical tensions and challenges for its inclusion from popular education.

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