Maria del Rocio Bermeo
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Dr. Bermeo Sevilla is one of the founders of CORPORACION DECIDE, an NGO working on human rights and democracy issues. She also is one of the founders of WAM International Chapter Ecuador, which works to advance women in microfinance with a human rights and gender focus. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Juridical Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and a DESS in Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Paris Pantheon Assas France. She received her training as a family mediator at the European Institute of Family Mediation. Dr. Bermeo Sevilla currently coordinates, organizes, and trains teams for mediation and legal education on issues of human rights, civil rights, citizenship, gender, and nondiscrimination policies in education. She hopes to develop educational material using pyramidal methods, techniques, and learning processes which will engage users to become active participants in their communities. During her fellowship year, Dr. Bermeo Sevilla will focus on issues of constitutional and comparative law and participative processes in the understanding and implementation of laws.