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President: Sabina Frederic

She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Utrecht, Netherlands) and is a Social Anthropologist (UBA). She is currently president of Cascos Blancos (Chancellery). She works as a Full Professor at the National University of Quilmes and as an Independent Researcher at CONICET. She was Minister of National Security (2019 - 2021); Undersecretary of Training of the Ministry of Defense of the Argentine Republic (2009-2011); Director of the Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences at UNQ (2012-2015), and Director of the Department of Social Sciences at UNQ (2005-2008).
She has specialized in processes of democratization and professionalization of military and police forces. Among her most notable books are: Buenos Vecinos, Malos Políticos. Moralidad y Política en el Gran Buenos Aires (Prometeo 2004, Teseo 2016); Los Usos de la Fuerza Pública. Debates on the military and police in the Social Sciences of democracy. (National Library-UNGS 2008); The Traps of the Past. The Armed Forces and their Integration into the democratic State (Fondo de Cultura Económica 2013), First National Prize of the Ministry of Culture (2014); The Gendarmerie from Within (Siglo XXI 2020).
Since 2010, he has coordinated the Study Group on Police and Security Forces (IDES-UNQ) and since 2016 the CLACSO Working Group: Police and Security in Democratic Regimes.

Honorary President: Nilda Garré

I was born in Buenos Aires in 1945 in a very politicized home. That is why, from a very young age, in the 1970s, I became involved in politics. In 1973 I was elected Deputy for the first time. During the dictatorship I worked in the defense of human rights, especially at the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS). In 1995 I was again elected Deputy and I carried out that role until 2005, when I was appointed Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In 2005, President Néstor Kirchner appointed me Minister of Defense, a position I held until 2010 and from which we developed structural transformations in the military and implemented gender and human rights policies for the first time in that area. When the Ministry of Security was created, President Cristina Fernández appointed me Minister, a position I held until 2013 when I was appointed Ambassador to the Organization of American States, where I served until 2015. That year I was reelected Deputy. I am currently Executive Secretary of the "Manuel Belgrano" Center for Strategic Studies for Defense of the Ministry of Defense.

Sabrina Calandrón

She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (UNSAM). She is currently Rector of the Higher Institute of Airport Security (since December 2020). She was Undersecretary of the Undersecretariat of Rights, Welfare and Gender of the Ministry of National Security (2019-2021). She is an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET based at the Institute of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences of the National University of La Plata, where she works as a professor in the Department of Sociology. She is a member of the Study Group on Police and Security Forces (IDES-UNQ) and is an honorary researcher at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study

She has specialized in gender and security forces. Among her most notable books are: Gender and Sexuality in the Buenos Aires Police (UNSAM Edita 2014) and Armed Women in the Argentine Police and Armed Forces (Paidós 2021).

Raúl Cano

He is a journalist. He specializes in media production and coordination and political communication. He currently works in press and communication in the national public sector.

Natalia D´Alessandro

She is a lawyer, with a focus on Criminal Law (UBA). She was Director of Control and Prevention of Institutional Violence at the Ministry of National Security (2019-2021). Previously, she served as a legislative advisor on issues of Security, Human Rights, Criminal Law and Gender. She is a member of the Association against Institutional Violence (ACVI)

Santiago Galar

He holds a PhD in Social Sciences (UNLP), is a Specialist in University Education (UNLP), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (UNLP). He has been a Professor at UNLP (since 2012). He was National Director of Police Welfare of the Ministry of National Security (2019-2021) and Coordinator of the Security Policy Observatory of the province of Buenos Aires at the National University of La Plata (2017-2019).

Among his most notable books are: When the blood does not dry quickly. Violent deaths as public events (Edulp. 2017) and Actors and institutions of security in the province of Buenos Aires (2010-2018) (co-authored with Sabrina Calandrón) (CLACSO, 2018). He is also a member of the Nucleus of Studies on Security in the province of Buenos Aires (UNLP) and the Group of Studies on Police and Security Forces (IDES-UNQ).

Mariana Galvani

She holds a PhD in Social Sciences (UBA) and is a researcher at the Gino Germani Institute (Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA). She teaches at different universities UBA, UNLA, UNTREF, IUPFA. She is currently Vice President of the White Helmets commission and was director of communication for the Ministry of National Security (2019_20). She directs research projects at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is a member of the IDES Police Studies Group and the IIGG Study Group on the Government of (In) Security. Her research topics are linked to police practices and forms of identity construction in the security forces. She has written on the subject and her books La marca de la gorra and Cómo se construcción un Policía. La federal desde adentro stand out. These works, as well as those she has published in the country and abroad, deal with police practices and forms of identity construction in the security forces.

Valeria Gramuglia

She has a degree in Sociology (UBA) and is a Master’s student in Criminology (UNL). She is currently Secretary of Research and Development at the University Institute of the Federal Police of Argentina (IUPFA). She was a CONICET Doctoral Fellow (2018-2020). She is a member of the CLACSO Working Group: Police and Security in Democratic Regimes and the Permanent Seminar on Social Control Studies (P.E.C.O.S.)

Gerardo Halpern

He holds a PhD in Anthropological Sciences (UBA) and a degree in Communication Sciences (UBA). As a Regular Adjunct Professor, he is in charge of the Anthropology chair in the Communication Sciences Degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA). He was an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET until 2013, when he became Director of Analysis, Research and Monitoring of the Public Defender’s Office for Audiovisual Communication Services until 2018. He is a Researcher at the Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the UBA. He was Academic Secretary of the Communication Sciences Degree and Undersecretary of Academic Planning at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA). He directed the Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture (UBA) and was a Professor of Doctorates and Master’s Degrees at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) and at the UBA. He held the position of tenured professor of Social Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN). He directed PICT Projects at CONICET and UBACyT at UBA and published books and articles in Argentina and abroad dedicated mainly to the issue of the protection and promotion of the human rights of migrants.

He was Director of Institutional Relations of the National Directorate of Institutional Communication of the Advisory Cabinet Unit of the Ministry of National Security between 2019 and 2021. Currently, in addition to working at the General Secretariat of the Public Defender’s Office, he is a Communications Advisor for the White Helmets Commission.

Carolina Justo von Lurzer

She holds a PhD in Social Sciences, a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (UBA). She is currently Secretary of Research and Outreach at the Higher Institute of Airport Security of the Airport Security Police. She was National Director of Gender Policies at the Ministry of National Security (2019-2021). She is an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET.

She also works as a university professor in the Communication Degree at UBA and in the Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture at UNC. She coordinates the Updating Program in Communication, Gender and Sexualities at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA) and has been part of the teaching team of the Diploma in Gender and Institutional Management at UNDEF since 2018.

Mariana Lorenz

She holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (New School), a PhD in Social Sciences (UBA) and a Master’s degree in Sociology of Culture (UNSAM). She currently works as a training coordinator for White Helmets (Chancellery). She was Permanent Evaluation Coordinator for the Ministry of National Security (July to November 2021); Fulbright Fellow (2019 to 2021) and Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow at CONICET (2011 to 2019).

She has specialized in the analysis of the representations that members of the security forces build about their professional work. She has contributed to some compilations on her research topics such as: De Armas Llevar Socio-anthropological studies of the tasks of police officers and security forces (Ediciones Periodismo y Comunicación UNLP 2013); Management of insecurity, violence and the penal system (Tren en Movimiento 2018) and Debts, consumption and salaries: uses and meanings of money in the security forces (Eduvim 2019). He also participates in the following research groups: Group of Studies on Police and Security Forces (IDES-UNQ), Permanent Seminar on Studies of Social Control (P.E.C.O.S.) and the CLACSO Working Group: Police and Security in Democratic Regimes.

Ezequiel Maria

He is a journalist. He has worked in media such as Rock and Pop, Radio América and Fm la Patriada. For 10 years he worked in the Communications area at the Center for Legal and Social Studies where he was involved in various cases and publications related to security. In addition, he was a professor of Judicial Journalism and Justice and Human Rights at Éter.

Since the end of 2019 he has been dedicated to communication at the state level. He was press director of the Ministry of National Security for almost two years and currently works at the Presidency of the Nation.

Néstor Morua

He has a degree in Social Sciences and is a Professor of Social Sciences (UNQ). He works at the National Secretariat for Human Rights.

Karina Mouzo

She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Faculty of Social Sciences and a degree in Sociology (UBA). She is a researcher at CONICET. She is a professor with a degree at the UBA and a graduate level at the UNLa. She was Undersecretary of Training and Career at the Ministry of National Security. She worked in university management as Director of Graduate Studies and Secretary of Research at the Federal Police University Institute.

She has specialized in studies on the penal system. She published the books “Voces del Encierro” and “A la inseguridad la hace entre todos” with other authors, has published articles in national and international magazines in her thematic specialization and has directed collective research projects. She is part of the “Study Group on the Government of (in)security” of the Gino Germani Institute of the UBA and the “Study Group on Police and Security Forces” of the National University of Quilmes.

Angela Oyhandy

She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (UNAM), a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Mexico headquarters) and a degree in Sociology (UNLP). Currently (and since 2006) she is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the National University of La Plata. She was National Director of Criminal Statistics of the Ministry of National Security (January 2020-October 2021); Coordinator of the Records and Investigations area of ​​the Women’s Office of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (August 2017-December 2019); Coordinator of the Security Policy Observatory of the Province of Buenos Aires (Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, March 2012-July 2017); Deputy Secretary of University Extension of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences (2010-2012) and Coordinator of the Master’s and Doctorate in Social Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the UNLP (2009-2010).

She is also a professor of Postgraduate Studies at various national universities in subjects related to the criminal issue and security policies, as well as research methodology. In the last decade she has specialized in the analysis of the quantitative and qualitative evolution of homicides, femicides and highly harmful violence in our country, as well as in the study of statistical information systems on security and justice.

Alina Rios

She holds a PhD in Social Sciences (UBA), a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences Research (UBA) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (UBA). She is an Assistant Researcher at CONICET and is part of the Social Control Studies Program at the Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG). She coordinates the Study Group on the Government of (in)Security (GEGinSEG-IIGG). She is part of the CLACSO Working Group: Police and Security in Democratic Regimes. Since 2009, she has been a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA) in the subject “Crime and Society: Sociology of the Penal System”, chair of Professor Juan S. Pegoraro. She teaches postgraduate classes in the Master’s Degree in Public Policies and Human Rights at the National University of Lanús. She is an Adjunct Professor at IUPFA. She was Director of Training and Coaching at the Ministry of National Security (2019-2021).

She has specialized in studies on security policies and sociology of the penal system. She has published articles in international journals in her field of specialization and is co-author of A la inseguridad la hizo entre todos: prácticas universitarias, medios y policing (We all make insecurity: academic, media and police practices), Ekht Libros, Buenos Aires 2010.

Esteban Rosa Alves

He is a lawyer (UBA), Master in Administrative Law (U. AUSTRAL), Specialist in Public Services Regulation Law (U. AUSTRAL), Specialist in Advanced Civil Procedural Law (UBA) and PhD candidate in Legal Sciences (UCA). He works as Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Administrative Law and Advanced Administrative Law at the University Institute of the Federal Police of Argentina. He has been an advisor and official in legal areas of the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of the Nation and of the National Public Administration, where he has served as General Director and Undersecretary of Legal Affairs in the Ministries of Defense and Security, and as Undersecretary of Control and Institutional Transparency of the latter. He currently practices law and provides consulting services in his area of ​​specialty. He is the author of various articles and commentaries on jurisprudence in the field of Administrative Law.

Mauro Vivas

He has a degree in Citizen Security and a Master’s degree in Public Policies and Government (UNLa). He works as a teacher and researcher in the Citizen Security and Justice and Human Rights courses at UNLa.

He was an official in the municipality of Morón (2011-2016) in the area of ​​Citizen Security and in the Human Rights Directorate where they implemented, among several strategies, the territorial approach program. He was an official in the Municipality of Avellaneda (2017-2019) as director of training and research in the Secretariat of Citizen Security. He was Director of Citizen Participation and Multiagency Approach of the Ministry of Security of the Nation (2019-2021).

He is a member of the Center for Judicial Studies (UNLZ), an academic and Intervention space in contexts of confinement and problems linked to the penal system. In this space, the Diploma in Approach to people in conflict with the criminal law is taught where he is a teacher.

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