Guest Lecturers - ISEDEG 2014

Yanina Welp

Yanina Welp is currently the Regional Director for Latin America at the Center for Research on Direct Democracy (C2D) and academic coordinator of the doctoral program “The Dynamics of Transcultural Governance and Management in Latin America” (SNF funded program, based at the University of St.Gallen. She earned her PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and has been a researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Catalonia Open University.(2004-2006), Pompeu Fabra University (2001-2003) and the University of Buenos Aires (1997-1999). Her research interests include comparative studies on participatory democracy in Latin America; pre-conditions and uses of direct democracy mechanisms (referendum, initiative and recall), process of democratization, and the role of ICT's to promote democracy and governance.

Prof. Dr. Edy Portmann

Prof. Dr. Edy Portmann is Assistant Professor of Information Science at the University of Bern in Switzerland, where he carries on research in the intersection of semantic search, social web, and soft computing. He is a nominee for Marquis Who’s Who, co-founder of the Mediamatics research think tank, and co-editor of ‘Fuzzy Management Methods,’ as well as author of two practical research books in his fields. In the past, Edy studied economics, business, information systems, and computer sciences at various Swiss universities. During his studies, Edy worked in several organizations in study-related disciplines.

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