Academic Guests

  • 2015-2016 - Irene Rossetti

    Irene Rossetti is a PhD candidate in Territorial Planning and Public Policies at IUAV (University of Venice, Italy). For two years supported by the program “Torno Subito” of the Region of Lazio (Italy), she worked in France in a civic engagement office, developing the field of consultancy in public participation for administrations. Subsequently she worked as a consultant for a local administration of a district in Rome (Italy), coordinating a project of participatory strategic planning. The aim of her PhD research is to study collaborative approaches in public policies, as practices (and professionals) of community planning and local democracy in France, Italy and Switzerland, in relation with history, habits and culture and the legislative and regulatory system.

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  • 2015 - Pedro Capra Vieira

    Pedro Capra is a PhD candidate in political science at UNICAMP (University of Campinas - Brazil) and was recently awarded with the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for the academic year 2014-2015 as a visiting researcher at C2D. He completed his bachelor degree in social science at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil and his MA in History at the University of Porto, Portugal. Previously, he was also a visiting researcher at Northeastern University, Boston, United States. He is currently developing his thesis on the use and effects of direct democracy in Latin America.

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  • 2015 - Mitsuhiko Okamoto

    Mitsuhiko Okamoto is a Professor in Political Science at Tokai University in Japan and a visiting researcher at C2D for the academic year 2014-2015. He holds a Ph. D.  in Political Science from Waseda University in Tokyo. His dissertation focused on urban politics and local autonomy in Switzerland. He was previously a visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. His fields of specialisation are public administration and local autonomy. He is currently interested in comparative direct democracy at the local level in Japan and other countries.

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  • 2014 - Lászlo Komáromi

    László Komáromi holds a PhD in Law and Political Science (2008) and is employed as associate professor at the Department of Legal History at the Faculty of Law of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest (Hungary). After postdoctoral research stays at different academic institutions (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main; Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; University of Notre Dame, IN, USA), he is now working at c2d as visiting scholar with a Swiss government postdoctoral scholarship.

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  • 2010-2012 - Alejandra Marzuca

    Alejandra joined the c2d team in September 2010 for a nine months research stay supported by the Federal Commission for Foreign Students (FCS). Her scholarshop recently got extended for another year. She works on participatory mechanisms on the subnational level. At her home university, the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, she follows a master programme in Political Science.

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