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Newest GFDD Fellow Sergio Morales Will Research Environmental Impact Assessment Tools in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, October 17, 2016

The Fellows Program, an initiative of GFDD and FUNGLODE, in collaboration with the Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (IGLOBAL), is glad to introduce its latest scholar Sergio Morales, PhD candidate in Law and Political Science from the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Sergio’s research will focus on the environmental impact assessment as a tool for environmental risk management situations of uncertainty in scientific and in the fight against climate change around the in the legislative reality of Spain and the Dominican Republic. During this project, he will be collecting and investigating local perceptions of the public administration; the relationship between public organization and society and how public administration must use specific tools to face different decisions when those decisions are under scientific uncertainty, and how those tools can help in the fight against climate change; and supply methods to create and guide the society towards sustainable development. His field work through the Fellows Program will be conducted during October and December 2016.

Sergio holds a Bachelors in Law, a Masters in Administrative Law, and a Postgraduate in Business Management. He is currently working with Dr. José Esteve Pardo and Dr. Mariola Rodríguez Fuentes as his doctoral thesis supervisors.

About the Fellows Program
The Fellows Program was developed in 2009 in response to the desire of GFDD and Funglode to develop a community of scholars that contributes to the Foundations’ growing body of research on matters of international concern that directly impact the Dominican Republic.

This complements the overall mission of GFDD and Funglode by promoting academic exchange, generating scholarships, and influencing the creation of public policy related to economic and social development both at the national and international level.

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