Our international advisory board connects students and faculty with development leaders who are committed to offering direction on program content, promotion, and overall strategy.

The advisory board is a tremendous asset to the Economics programs. It features a prominent group of high-profile leaders in several areas of the development field whose interest in our 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 Quiñónez, 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