People Categories: Ambassador

Alejandro Mercado-Celis

Alejandro Mercado-Celis is full Professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Matthias Kokorsch

Matthias Kokorsch is Academic Director of Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords.

Verena Radinger-Peer

Verena Radinger-Peer

Verena trained as spatial and regional planner with a PhD in the field of regional planning and regional economics, investigating the impact of a decentralized location pattern of universities on the development of their (rural) location region.  She has been the Chair of the AESOP Young Academics Network and served on the AESOP executive committee. […]

Melissa Nursey-Bray

Hello from South Australia, ranked fifth on the Lonely Planet’s Top Ten regions for 2017! It is an honour to serve as a RSA Ambassador for Australia and to join the team across Australia working on regional and urban affairs. I look forward to working with existing and hopefully bringing in new members to the […]

Amma Buckley

Amma Buckley

As an Australian Ambassador, it is a privilege to warmly welcome you to the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and to invite you to join a lively network of regional studies colleagues across the globe bringing many associated benefits and opportunities. My focus will be on the promotion and development of RSA activities in Australia, particularly […]

José A. Borello

Hola y ¡bienvenidos!! ¡Hola y bienvenidos a todos los interesados en temas regionales! Como Embajador de la Asociación de Estudios Regionales (Regional Studies Association, RSA) en la Argentina me complace darles la bienvenida. La RSA es una asociación de alcance mundial interesada en la problemática regional. Si bien gran parte de sus miembros son académicos, […]

Elton Stafa

Elton Stafa

Elton is actively engaged as a consultant providing expert knowledge and technical assistance to the Government of Albania in developing and implementing effective decentralization policies, legislation and reforms through the USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project and Co-Plan Institute for Habitat Development.  He also works for the Network of Associations of Local Governments in South-East […]

Lee Pugalis

Lee Pugalis

Lee is a chartered town planner and accredited economic development officer who has worked for local, regional and national government in the UK; a particular strength is my ability to connect cutting-edge theoretical research debates with the practical imperatives of policymaking.  His sphere of expertise is urban and regional economic development with a strong focus […]

Suntje Schmidt

Suntje Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Applied Economic Geography at the Humboldt University in Berlin, is the RSA Ambassador to Germany.

Ida Musialkowska

My name is Ida Musiałkowska and I’m an Associate Professor at the Department of European Studies of the Poznań Univeristy of Economics and Business. I’ve been an active member of the Regional Studies Association since 2003 involved in organizing conferences, special sessions and co-editing of the special issues of many journals. My main aim as […]

Sabine Dörry

Message from Sabine Dear esteemed enthusiasts of regional studies, It is my great pleasure to introduce myself as the RSA Ambassador to Luxembourg. Although the country is small within the worldwide representation of the Regional Studies Association and has a population of not even 600,000 people, it has a significant membership of the RSA. Having […]

Vladimir Klimanov

Expert on Fiscal Federalism and Regional Development in Russia Director of Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Institute for Public Finance Reform”, Moscow Leading Researcher, Federal Research Center “Informatics and Management” of Russian Academy of Sciences Head of Chair, School of Public Policy of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Doctor of Economics Institute for […]

Nina Brankovic

Nina Brankovic

Izuzetna mi je cast da budem ambasador Bosne I Hercegovine u RSA. Moja oblast istrazivanja je vezana za obrazovanje i regionalni razvoj Zapadnog Balkana sa fokusom na poduzetnistvo i inovacijske politike. Kao amabasador zaintersovana sam da pomognem umrezavanju naucnika I istrazivaca Bosne i Hercegovine I regije sa sirokom mrezom naucnika, clanova RSA. RSA pruza sjajne […]

Sergio Montero

Sergio Montero Munoz

Como Embajador de RSA en Colombia, me complace darles la bienvenida a este espacio e invitarles a involucrarse con nosotros. La creación del capítulo de la RSA en Colombia es una oportunidad única para profundizar en el debate colombiano y latinoamericano sobre desarrollo, territorio y gobernanza y generar nuevos espacios de investigación comparativa y colaborativa. Mi […]

Valeria Lingua

Valeria Lingua has studied Regional Planning and Local Development at the Polytechnic of Turin and Amenagement at the Institute d’Urbanisme de Paris XII and has a PhD in  Regional planning and local development. Actually she is Researcher in Urban planning (Ricercatore RTD/a ICAR/21) at the University of Florence, School of Architecture, where she teaches Urban […]

Alejandro Mercado-Celis

Como Embajador de la RSA en México me es grato invitar a todos los investigadores de nuestro país en el área de los estudios regionales a participar en nuestra organización. La Asociación de Estudios Regionales desde su inicio ha marcado pauta en los debates más importantes en esta disciplina a nivel internacional. Su liderazgo se […]

Miguel Flores Segovia

Miguel Flores Segovia

En un privilegio ser embajador de la RSA y como tal les doy la más cordial de las bienvenidas.  Con enorme placer y compromiso promoveré en Mexico y resto de Latinoamerica las oportunidades y beneficios  que ofrece la RSA a sus miembros, ésto con el objetivo de mejorar la cooperación de académicos, instituciones y asociaciones […]

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Paul Dalziel

Paul Dalziel has been Professor of Economics at Lincoln University since 2002 and was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (the AERU) in 2010. “Kei te mihi ahau ki ngā taonga katoa o ngā tangata whenua o Aotearoa New Zealand. I am pleased to honour all of the treasures of […]

Marjan Nikolov

Доцент Марјан Николов, Меѓународен Славјански Универзитет Македонија Почитувани, Добредојдовте на страницата на Македонија во заедницата за регионални студии. Ми претставува особено задоволство и чест да ја претставувам Македонија во оваа заедница на истражувачи од цел свет. Преку оваа заедница може да си ги остварите своите академски цели во областа на економијата, политичките науки и просторното […]

Alejandra Trejo

Como embajadora en México, es un gusto darles la bienvenida a la Asociación de Estudios Regionales (RSA). La RSA es una asociación internacional que tiene como objetivo promover los más altos estándares de desarrollo teórico, análisis empírico y debate político sobre ciudades y regiones. La RSA tiene una extensa red internacional de embajadores que trabajan […]

Robert Krueger

I really like the RSA organization and was looking for ways to participate after two successful research networks.  My field of expertise is sustainable urbanism, with a focus on the social justice component of sustainability.   I look forward to promoting the RSA’s mission in the US by extending its network and bringing new research […]

Trina Hamilton

I’m honoured to be joining the team of RSA Ambassadors to the United States, and I look forward to working with our existing members and welcoming new ones. My own research interests in regional studies are focused on: (1) green urbanism and sustainability planning in cities, and the intersections between green developments and gentrification; and (2) […]

John Agnew

I am delighted to have been asked to be an American ambassador for the RSA. My specialty is territory, politics and governance. As an ambassador, I seek to show how the RSA encourages study in this area and to promote RSA activities wherever possible. I would be very pleased to hear from any existing or […]

Yonn Dierwechter

Yonn Dierwechter is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where he teaches courses in urban geography, urban sustainability and community planning.  He started his academic career studying post-apartheid cities in the 1990s, particularly where this involved the challenges to spatial planning systems posed by “informal sector” actors in Cape Town.  Over […]

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