Madrid Summit Moderators
Julio Gómez Caballero
Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker.
Social worker with more than 15 years of experience in design, execution and coordination in programs aimed to people with HIV and / or drug addicts, as well as in activism and political advocacy. He led the process in creating the Coordinator "Trabajando en Positivo", of which is currently director.
Co-founder of the Fundación porCausa and editor of El País's blog '3500 Million'.
Co-founder of the Fundación porCausa and editor of El País's blog '3500 Million'. Gonzalo Fanjul is a researcher and activist against poverty. Co-founder and research director of the journalistic Fundación porCausa, and also as director of policy analysis at the Institute of Global Health in Barcelona. He is an associate researcher at the British think tank Institute for Overseas Development and co-editor of the 3500 Million blog in newspaper EL PAÍS, in which he received the FAO 2012 Prize. Publications in the field of international development, migration, food security and relations Countries.
Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE.
Columnist at Diario de Mallorca (Iberian Press), El Asombrario and El Español. Creator of the mythical radio program "La Transversal" (RNE) and screenwriter of "Carne Cruda" (Radio 3), currently directs and presents the only lgtbi public radio space: "Wisteria Lane". He has been screenwriter of television programs such as "Carta Blanca" (La 2), "Alaska y Coronas" (La 2), "Alaska y Segura" (La 1). Author of the novel "The small places", of the story "Bell Fruit Gum" and the book "This is correct to begin", on the twenty years of Spanish dancer Chevi Muraday in the contemporary dance.
He has been awarded with Medal Pen prize 2013, awarded by the FELGTB, the 2014 FanCineGay Award of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Extremadura, and the Halegato Golden Award 2014 which is awarded by the Halegatos sports club to people working for recognition and In defense of the rights and freedoms of the LGTBI population.
Fernando Alberto Barbosa Dos Santos Rodrigues
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). PhD in the Doctoral Program of Feminist and Gender Studies, Institute of Feminist Research / Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research line: diversity, migration, interculturality, gender and postcolonialism. His field work has taken place in Africa (Republic of Cape Verde), and in Europe (Madrid, London).
His publications include Barbosa, F., Maisonave, A., (2013), "OIF Development Fund and IDF - IOM Development Fund". International Organization for Migration, and Ministry for the Communities of Cape Verde, and UNWomen; Barbosa, Rodrigues, F. (2008), "Public spaces in the city of Madrid as an area of construction of intercultural coexistence", Observatory of Migrations and Intercultural Coexistence of the City of Madrid, Citizenship.
Maria Caterina La Barbera
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid.
Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. PhD in Human Rights from the University of Palermo, Italy. She has experience in teaching and researching at institutions such as the University of California-Berkeley, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies; And the Carlos III University of Madrid. Her line of research encompasses critical studies of law and public policy and addresses human rights at the intersection between gender equality and cultural diversity, and the material and discursive conflicts that are articulated around these two fundamental axes. She has numerous publications in magazines and chapters of books on these subjects. She is the author of the monograph "Multicentered Feminism" and has edited the volumes "Identity and Migration in Europe" and "Equality of gender and non discrimination in Spain".
Jurist (International Protection, Gender Violence and Criminal Law). Attorney specializing in international protection, gender violence and criminal law. She is currently an instructor in the Office of Asylum and Refuge of Spain.
Patrick van der Pas
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator for several international organizations and has created a specialization in marginalized sexual orientated groups and gender identities. Nowadays he is also secretary of the Human Rights Committee of InterPride and member of InterPride's WorldPride committee. Van der Pas has started as co-founder of a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth community in Maastricht (Netherlands) and was the originator of the International LGBT Student Day.
Besides these activities, van der Pas also organized events, hosted workshops, did more focused orientated researches and wrote publications on specific sexually marginalized groups and problems that these groups face.
National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy
Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation. He has also contributed to the Yes Equality campaign, to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the National University of Ireland and he is a member of the administration group for Bi+ Ireland.
Noone holds a PhD from NUI Galway and a masters from the University of Leiden. He has contributed research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of well-being measures, financial stress in dairy farmers, emotional intelligence in pregnant women, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.
Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.
Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
She holds a doctorate in English philology and post graduated in postcolonial literature and culture studies. Specialized writer in Indian civilization with works on the sexual alternatives of India or the history of the women in the country, among others. She is also a literature professor at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona.
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population.
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population. Founder of Sexological Counseling in Cogam Madrid for five years, where to carry out a sexual counseling service and individual couple as well as various group work activities. Private practice of the profession as a Psychologist and Sexologist of Diversity. Individual and couple therapist and group trainer with both general population and Lgtbi.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Human Rights, Democracy, and Gender expert with 10 years of international experience working in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. Abolafia helped in the election of the first LGBTI mayor in Colombia; training the first transgender elected officials ever elected in Ecuador, Peru and (soon) Honduras and arranging the first public presentation on the situation of LGBTI indigenous people at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.