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Mario Blejer 2.

Dr Mario Blejer  is a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Mario has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mario has held the positions of Governor of the Central bank of Argentina, Senior Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England and Director of its Centre for Central Banking Studies, and held senior positions at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Currently he is Deputy Chairman of Banco Hipotecario, one of Argentina’s largest commercial banks and Board Director, IRSA, Argentina’s largest real estate company. Mario held the Walter Rathenau Chair in European Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was Director of the Helmut Kohl Institute. He also taught at NYU, San Andres University and Boston University, among others. Mario has published large number of books and articles in the areas of monetary policy, financial stability, fiscal policy and performance. 

Brad K. Blitz is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Brad received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a Professor of International Politics at Middlesex University London and Senior Fellow of the Global Migration Centre in the Graduate Institute, Geneva. A former Jean Monnet Chair he is widely regarded as a leading expert on refugees and stateless persons, migration, human rights and international politics.  A comparative political scientist by training, he has worked extensively in the former Yugoslavia and former Soviet Union and acted as an advisor and consultant to UNDP, UNICEF, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the World Bank, OSCE, Council of Europe, DFID, and several NGOs. He has also advised national governments in the Euro-Med region and has appeared as an expert witness advising UK and Australian courts, on asylum and human rights over 20 occasions. 
Eleonore Kofman.

Eleonore Kofman is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Eleonore received her D.Phil from Oxford University and is Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University London.  She is a leading international scholar on gender and migration, and in particular on theoretical and policy aspects of family-related and skilled labour migrations.

She is currently working with UN Women on their 2018 flagship report: Progress of the World’s Women: Families in a Changing World, and has conducted research on the impact of policies in this field for the European Women’s Lobby and Office of the Children’s Commissioner UK and other NGOs. Eleonore is also conducting ESRC-funded research on current Mediterranean migrations and reception systems in Greece and Italy. 

Her extensive publications on care and social reproduction in relation to global migrations include a co-authored book Gendered Migrations and Global Social Reproduction and articles on the dynamics of care and South-South migration. Eleonore is a member of the Executive Board of IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe).



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