César Chelala is a contributing editor for The Globalist.
Since 1980, he has worked as a consultant on planning, monitoring and evaluation of public health projects for several international agencies.
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Alejandro M. Garro is Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law of Columbia University. He has taught courses on Latin American law and the inter-American system for the protection of human rights.
In 1993 and also in 2001, he was a visiting scholar (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft-Stipendiat) at the Max-Planck Institute of Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and Latin America.
During the 1980s Professor Garro consulted for USAID and UNDP on the improvement of the administration of justice in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala, for the Institute of Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru — and for the World Bank.
He contributed to the drafting of bills on commercial arbitration laws for Bolivia and Peru and to the preparation of a law on secured transactions for Puerto Rico.
During the 1990s, Professor Garro was a member of the working group preparing the UNIDROIT Principles on International Commercial Contracts. Currently, he represents Argentina before Working Group VI of UNCITRAL in charge of preparing a Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions.
He was awarded the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) by Louisiana State University School of Law — and the degree of Doctor of Laws (J.S.D.) by Columbia University. He is admitted to practice before the bars of Buenos Aires, Madrid and New York.