Conferencias magistrales

Úrsula Oswald Spring 

Investigadora del Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Dra. Úrsula Oswald Spring es investigadora del Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias de la UNAM en el área de equidad y género. Estudió medicina, psicología, filosofía, lenguas, antropología y ecología en Madagascar, Paris, Zurich y México. Cuenta con un doctorado en antropología social con especialidad en ecología de la Universidad de Zurich. Ganó la primera cátedra sobre Vulnerabilidad Social en la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas (UNU-EHS). Es miembro del Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC) Grupo 2 y del World Social Science Report. Ha sido la coordinadora de los dictaminadores en GEO-5 en el tema agua. Fue la primera coordinadora nacional de la Red Temática del Agua CONACYT y dirige el proyecto “Cambio climático y manejo integral de la cuenca del río Yautepec”. Fue Secretaria de Desarrollo Ambiental (1994-1998) en el estado de Morelos y la primera Procuradora de Ecología (1992-1994) en México. Ha sido Presidenta de la Asociación Internacional de la Paz (1998-2000) y Secretaria General del Consejo Latinoamericano de Investigación para la Paz (2002-2006). Ha publicado 62 libros, 412 artículos científicos y capítulos de libros. Ha recibido el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; el Premio Internacional de la Cuarta Década de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas; el de la Mujer Académica de la UNAM y fue Women of the Year 2000. Ha colaborado durante las últimas tres décadas con movimientos campesinos, sociales, de mujeres y ecologistas y es presidenta del Consejo de Asesores de la Universidad Campesina del Sur.

Baruch Fischhoff

Howard Heinz University Professor
Institute for Politics and Strategy, and Engineering & Public Policy


A graduate of the Detroit Public Schools, he holds a BS in mathematics and psychology from Wayne State University and an MA and PhD in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine. He is past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and of the Society for Risk Analysis, and recipient of its Distinguished Achievement Award. He was founding chair of the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee and chaired the National Research Council Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security and co-chaired the National Research Council Committee on Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurityand three National Academy of Sciences Colloquia on “The Science of Science Communication.” He is a former member of the Eugene, Oregon Commission on the Rights of Women, Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee, the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism, and the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, where he chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has received APA’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychology, an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lund University, an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, and Carnegie Mellon’s Ryan Award for Teaching. He has co-authored or edited, Acceptable Risk (1981), A Two-State Solution in the Middle East: Prospects and Possibilities (1993), Elicitation of Preferences (2000), Risk Communication: A Mental Models Approach (2002), Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Science Foundations (2011), Risk: A Very Short Introduction (2011), Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based Guide (2011), Judgment and Decision Making (2011), Risk Analysis and Human Behavior (2011), The Science of Science Communication I (2013), II (2014), and III (2019), and Counting Civilian Casualties(2013).