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International Advisory Board Connects Our Students with Development Leaders

Committed to offer direction on program content, promotion, and overall strategy. The advisory board is a tremendous asset to the IEDM and IEDP program. It features a prominent group of high profile leaders in several areas of the development field whose interest for the program translates into a dedication to bring practical and academic knowledge to curriculum design as well as networking, mentoring, and assisting our students with job placement and/or career advice.

Daniel R. Addison, Patton Boggs, LLP, United States  
Xavier Arguello, Clark Realty Capital, United States  
Gustavo Beliz, Ph.D. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Uruguay  
John Convey, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, United States  
Paloma Duran, Ph.D., Complutense University of Madrid, Spain  
Jesus P. Estanislao, Ph.D., Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Philippines  
Mohammad Farhandi, Energy Sector Strategy and Policy, United States  
Maciej Golubiewski, The European Commission, Belgium  
Roberto Gutierrez, Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores, Guatemala  

David Leege, Ph.D., Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Manuel Ramon Llamas, Ph.D., Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Amina Mesdoua, MOFA, appointed Director General of the Diplomatic and International Relations Institute  
Theresa Okafor, Ph.D., Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (FACH), Nigeria


Alfonso Quinonez, Organization of American States (OAS), United States  
Maria Rendon Labadan, Ph.D., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United States  
Kelly Ryan, Inter-Governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum, and Refugees (IGC), Switzerland  
Celeste M. Torio, Ph.D., M.P.H., The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United States  
Damian von Stauffenberg, MicroRate, Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe, United States  
Emily X. Wang, Ph.D., International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, United States