Sara Andrews |Ryan P. Arant | Ryan M. Berger | Derek Berlin | Melissa Blechman | Camilla Bosanquet | Sarah Brown | Meredith Canniff | Peter Christodoulou | Jae H. Chung | Angela Deane | Peter DeBartolo | Dean Fealk | Annik Foreman | Arshbir Ghuman | William Gouveia |Bernabé Gutiérrez | Kei Hiruta | Raymond E. Karam | Noah Klinger | Caroline Lampen | Eric Yi Li | Eddie Mandhry | Kathryn M. Martorana | Kyle C. Matthews | Conor Moran | Tom Neijens | Elizabeth Nugent | Peter Rose |Zachary F. Sadow | Dahlia Saibil | Fredrik S. Stanton | Liana Sterling | Jennifer L. Tavis | Karishma Thakker | Sarah Troup | Miro R. Vassilev | Stephanie-Eva Venturas| Christopher Wentzel | Cem Zorlular
Joseph Amann is an associate at Morgan Stanley in New York. He specializes in firmwide market risk and covers all securitized products. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Amann worked as an analyst at a boutique consulting firm, where he advised on CMBS valuations, bank merger due-diligence, and private equity risk management.Amann, a graduate of the University of Delaware, is a Carnegie Council Trustee, a member of its investment committee, and on the CNL Steering Committee. He also sits on the executive committees for the Leukemia Lymphoma and the NYC Board of Directors for his alma mater.
Sara Andrews is counsel and program manager for New Perimeter, the international pro bono initiative and non-profit affiliate of law firm DLA Piper. She develops, manages and participates in projects for which teams of attorneys provide legal assistance on economic development, law reform, legal education, and human rights issues in developing and post-conflict nations. Andrews has worked on projects including legal education initiatives in Ethiopia and Namibia, law reform in Kosovo, a project to combat sexual violence in Zimbabwe, and a microfinance initiative in Malawi, Rwanda and Mali. She is a graduate of Amherst College and Northwestern University Law School. Prior to law school, Andrews worked as a legislative assistant to a U.S. Congressman and as a volunteer for the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps.
Derek Berlin works at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where he has been a member of the International Government Relations team since 2007. Previously, he worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in the office of the president. Berlin also spent time with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and as a member of the Coalition Provisional Authority's Governance Team in Iraq while employed by the Department of Defense working primarily in Baghdad, Al Anbar, and Al Kut provinces in 2004. He is vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Ivy Council and serves on the Global Kids Young Leaders Advisory Board. He has a BA in political science from Columbia University.
Camilla Bosanquet is an executive officer in the United States Coast Guard on a cutter based out of Boston. Her previous military assignments include Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, Operations Officer onboard Cutter Venturous, Deck Watch Officer and Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Officer onboard Cutter Gallatin, and Officer in Charge of an internationally deployable law enforcement detachment. Over her military career, she has assumed responsibility for planning and executing search and rescue missions, migrant interdiction, counter-drug operations, homeland security initiatives, and international engagement throughout the Caribbean and Pacific. Additionally, Bosanquet served as a political advisor with the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York, where, inter alia, she negotiated the current Security Council Resolution on Children Affected by Armed Conflict. She received her BS in government from the United States Coast Guard Academy and MA in philosophy from Boston College.
Peter DeBartolo is director of global & civic engagement at Adelphi University. In this role, he is responsible for leading and managing United Nations relations and other strategic partnerships with international institutions and non-profits. Peter also teaches in Adelphi's department of international studies and Levermore Global Scholars (LGS) program, and previously led the LGS Program as its acting director. He holds a BA in political studies and global & international studies from Bard College and studied at the Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program in Manhattan. He later attended Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where he earned his MA in political science and undertook PhD coursework in political sociology. Peter is a member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, UNA-USA Young Professionals for International Cooperation, and the American Political Science Association. He has lived in Spain, China, Hungary, and the United States, and regularly advises domestic and international non-profits.
Dean Fealk is a partner and heads the Global Equity practice at DLA Piper. He advises leading multinational companies on a wide range of legal and strategic issues related to doing business overseas. In 2010, The Daily Journal named Fealk to its list of California's "Top 20 Attorneys under 40." He was also designated a 2011 recipient of the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship. The New Leaders Council selected him for a "40 under 40 Leadership Award," celebrating young leaders across the nation in entrepreneurship, advocacy, media and politics. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank on issues of regulatory reform and business climate and has taught as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer at the law schools of UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, Santa Clara University and Kyunghee University. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a Truman National Security Fellow. He served on the National Security Advisory Board of a leading presidential candidate in 2007 and 2008. He currently serves on the advisory group to the California Economic Strategy Panel, the Finance Council of the California Democratic Party and the Executive Committee for International Law of the State Bar of California. He is also a graduate of the 2009-2010 class of Leadership San Francisco.
Masha S. Feiguinova is a program officer for the Central Eurasia Project at the Open Society Foundation. Based in OSF's New York office, she promotes civic and political rights, good governance and development through policy analysis, independent reporting, and grants. Prior to working at OSF, Feiguinova managed Community HealthCorps, an AmeriCorps direct service program that addresses public health needs of medically underserved communities in New York City. In this capacity she trained community health advocates and worked with health centers to expand and enhance their social services. Feiguinova holds an MPhil in international relations, with specialization in security studies from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Annik Foreman is a student at New York University's school of public service and works as a research consultant. Prior to this, she has served the Government of Alberta (Canada) in various capacities, including as a manager of strategic analysis, a senior consultant on organizational performance measures and as research and evaluation coordinator. Foreman received a BA (honors) from The University of Alberta (Canada) in 1998 and a PhD from Monash University (Australia) in 2003, and has taught linguistics, English, accent reduction, and intercultural communication to adults. Her professional goals include working with private or public sector organizations to develop innovative ways for governments to better address cross-jurisdictional policy issues.
Arshbir Ghuman is a project manager at Charney Research, a boutique consulting firm that offers a broad range of services in international public opinion polling, market research, communications strategy development, and project evaluation. She specializes in qualitative and quantitative research in South and East Asia. Prior to Charney Research, Ghuman volunteered at South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) as part of AmeriCorps VISTA, a one year program designed to eradicate poverty through organizational capacity building. She continues to remain involved with SAYA! as chair of their Young Professionals Action Committee, a volunteer-run group that fundraises and increases SAYA!’s visibility. Ghuman received her Masters in politics and International Relations and her Bachelors in politics and a minor in South Asian History, both from New York University.
William Gouveia is managing director for Financial Services at SunGard Availability Services consulting, helping global clients protect their value, and build resilient enterprises. He previously led Booz Allen Hamilton's commercial risk management practice as well as a range of projects supporting the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and other national security clients. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Gouveia served as a military intelligence officer in U.S. Army armor, light infantry, and Special Forces units. He holds a BA in economics, political science, and history from Columbia University and an MA in security studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Bernabé Gutiérrez is the president of arthurglobalpractice, a geopolitical advisory firm that provides geopolitical business knowledge to an exclusive group of business leaders and global investors. His analysis focuses on geopolitics and global business. Previously, he worked at NSAWW in Alexandria (Virginia), a company offering national security and business consulting services. He was awarded to participate in the Washington Internship Program by Dr. Linda Bayer, speech writer for President Bill Clinton., in Washington, D.C. Gutiérrez has a BA in History from University of Valencia (Spain) and postgraduate studies from University of Carlos III (Spain). He has attended the Global CEO Program IESE Business School and expanded his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions: IE Law School, National Defense University, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, etc.
Justin Harlow is the founder and managing partner of Tau Energy Partners, an energy investment advisory firm dedicated to the emerging markets. He works with private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and corporations to originate investments, execution transactions and manage invested capital. Previously, Harlow acted as an executive officer and global head of origination and appraisal for TAQA, a sovereign wealth fund based in Abu Dhabi. Prior to TAQA, he was a senior manager with Risk Capital, an energy advisory firm, where he advised clients such as BP plc on M&A transactions. Before Risk Capital, Harlow worked as a trading analyst for BP plc. He started his career as an energy economist and trade strategist for ERAS, where his clients included the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission. Harlow graduated with distinction in MSc development economics from SOAS, University of London.
Julian Harper is an investment professional at Franklin Templeton Investments, where he focuses on international small and mid cap equity opportunities across industries, primarily in Asia and Europe. He previously worked for an international private equity firm, with an emphasis on secondary investments and mezzanine finance. Harper currently serves on the CNL Steering Committee and is a Co-Chair for the New York Children's Museum of the Arts Young Professionals Committee. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with a double major in economics and political science.
Kei Hiruta is a Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and a research associate in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University. He has been a visiting scholar in the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University since January 2010. His research interests are in the areas of ethics, political theory, political ideologies, and twentieth-century political thought.
Caroline Lampen is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at the American Jewish Committee, a non-profit organization that advocates for peace in the Middle East and Israel’s security, as well as the advancement of human rights throughout the world. She graduated from Duke University in May of 2010 with a degree in political science and a Spanish minor. During her senior year, she researched and wrote a paper titled, "The Emergence of a Norm Cascade on Violence Against Women: CEDAW or Transnational Advocacy Network?" that was published in Eruditio, Duke's undergraduate humanities journal. The paper was also awarded the Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize by the Faculty Advisory Board of Duke's Human Rights Center for being the best paper in the field of human rights for that academic year. At Duke, Caroline was the President of Millennium Villages Project, a campus organization that focused on poverty alleviation and the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. In the past year, Caroline has become involved at Our Little Roses, an orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for abused, abandoned, and malnourished girls. Her experiences volunteering there have been instrumental in cultivating her passion in the empowerment of women and girls in the developing world.
Eddie Mandhry is program director for Global Kids Inc., a United Nations-affiliated human rights education organization working to promote global awareness and civic engagement among New York's urban youth. The ethos behind the organization's approach to youth development is rooted in the assumption that success in an increasingly interconnected world requires a culturally competent, informed, and politically engaged citizenry equipped with fundamental 21st century skills. Mandhry also serves as the director of the Global Kids U.S. in the World Program on International Law and Foreign Policy, conducted in collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining Global Kids, Mandhry interned with The Hague Appeal for Peace in New York, the Aga Khan Foundation in Geneva and the Inter Africa Committee on Harmful Traditional Practices Against Women and Children, also in Geneva. Mandhry holds a BA in political science/African studies from Hampshire College, and a MSc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. He is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Institute for Non-profit Management Exec. Ed. Program. He has studied international affairs and French in Geneva, Switzerland with the School for International Training.
Kathryn M. Martorana is currently an MA candidate at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has previously worked as a coordinator for Oxfam America's Oil, Gas, and Mining Program, which promotes transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. While at Oxfam, she visited a number of mining operations and affected communities in West Africa and East Asia. Prior to joining Oxfam, she worked in the Republic of Namibia under the Ministry of Education. Martorana has held internships at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Senator John F. Kerry's office and the International Institute for Justice and Development. She holds a BA in international relations and economics from the University of Delaware.
Kyle C. Matthews is the lead researcher for the Will to Intervene Project at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University. He is co-author of the book Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership to Prevent Mass Atrocities and has advised Canadian politicians on issues related to international peace and security. He previously worked as a diplomat at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. During that time, he was posted to the Southern Caucasus (Tbilisi), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), and Switzerland (Geneva). He also worked for CARE International in Albania and later at its Canadian office in Ottawa, where he managed various humanitarian response initiatives and peace-building projects in Afghanistan, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. Matthews is currently the president of the Canadian International Council in Montreal and is a member of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. In 2011 he joined the advisory board of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Originally from Ottawa, Matthews completed his Master's in Development and International Relations at Aalborg University in Denmark, earned a certificate in Refugee Issues from York University and received his undergraduate degree in History from Carleton University.
Zarinés Negrón is a director of Strategic Operations at the New York City Department of Small Business Services where she focuses on increasing the agency's performance and improving its services. The agency assists New York's small businesses and commercial districts, and provides services to help companies form, do business, and grow. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and an MSc in Philosophy from the London School of Economics.
Elizabeth Nugent is an investigator with the James Mintz Group, a private investigation services firm. Her interests include Middle Eastern politics with a focus on Islamist and opposition movements in the region. Previously, Elizabeth served as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Elizabeth graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Arabic from Georgetown University in 2007. In 2010, she received her Master's degree in Arab studies from Georgetown and was awarded distinction for her thesis, titled "Hizbullah in Lebanese Domestic Politics: Islamism, Nationalism, and Parliamentary Opposition." Elizabeth served as 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt and was a 2009 Cosmos Club Foundation Scholar.
Iván C. Rebolledo is a managing partner of TerraNova Strategic Partners LLC, an international advisory firm specializing in the Andean region of Latin America. The firm assists U.S., Ibero-American, and international public, private, and non-profit sector clients in executing their strategies, mounting effective lobbying campaigns, identifying business opportunities, and enhancing relationships with key in-country stakeholders. Since 2003, he is president of the Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1983 as a private, not-for-profit organization. Previously, he has served with the United Nations in various capacities and countries: Executive Office of the Deputy Secretary General (New York); Office on Drugs and Crime (formerly the UN International Drug Control Program) (New York and Vienna); and UN Development Program (New York, La Paz, and Bogota). Prior to joining the UN system, he served as deputy director, Latin American Affairs at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Rebolledo received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from New York University and a graduate degree in Latin American Economic and Political Development in a joint degree program with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University.
Sylvana Rochet-Belleri is currently an international program manager at the American Cancer Society and is based in New York. As such, she had led public health campaigns and workplace initiatives in North Africa, Latin America and Europe, while guiding small non-profits in different countries. Previously a project manager and negotiation instructor at the ESSEC Business School in Paris, she has coached and trained high-level executives for a World Wildlife Fund program in Senegal as well as DG staff members at the European Commission in Brussels. Throughout her eight years of professional experience, Rochet-Belleri has honed her skills as a compelling trainer and spokesperson, appearing on televised interviews and speaking at fundraising events. She holds a BA in international relations from Florida International University, and a MA from New York University Paris in French civilization with focus on foreign affairs. Having studied and worked in France and Colombia, she is fluent in French and Spanish. She also volunteers her time to advocate for sustainable living and other environmental causes.
Peter Rose earned his BA in political science and communications from the American University in Paris in 2002, did one year of post-graduate work in public policy at Sciences Po, Paris in 2007 and will recieve an M.S. in energy & environmental policy from NYU in 2010. He is particularly interested in the convergence of energy and environmental issues as they relate to mobility. In addition to the energy and transportation research he conducted in Israel, Abu Dhabi and Spain, he participated in an exclusive research trip to the Canadian oil sands in Alberta, sponsored by the Canadian Consulate of New York. In June 2010, he will take part in the "Quebec Young Leaders Program" organized by the government of Quebec during which he will meet with policymakers and business leaders in the energy and transportation sectors. He worked for two years at UNICEF Headquarters in New York prior to returning to graduate school and is a member of the U.S. and NYC chapters of the U.S. Green Buildings Council. He also created the green division for Bullfrog Pest Management, Inc, a green pest control company serving Long Island, NY.
Zachary F. Sadow is an energy analyst at Barclays Capital focusing on oil services and drilling. His research interests include the convergence of energy, markets, the environment, policy, and security. He is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations and currently serves on the Young Leaders Advisory Council for Global Kids, an educational non-profit that facilitates a hands-on foreign affairs education for urban youth and serves on the junior board for the African Rainforest Conservatory. Sadow graduated with a BA from the University of Florida in 2005, where he wrote about current affairs and sports for the university newspaper and received a post-baccalaureate in business from Columbia University in 2009.
Dahlia Saibil earned her LLM in international law with a focus on international human rights from Georgetown University in 2007. She received her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology in Toronto. For the past 18 months, Saibil has worked for UN Women in New York managing programs that are working on the thematic issue of violence against women and girls. Her area of focus is the intersection of HIV and violence against women. Previous to her work at the UN, Saibil was a district attorney in Canada for eight years and specialized in domestic and sexual violence crimes. She has worked as a policy advisor for the Ministry of the Attorney General in the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat.
Fredrik S. Stanton is the author of Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World. He is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. Stanton is the former president and publisher of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He has served as an election monitor in Armenia, Republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Azerbaijan. He received a BA in political science from Columbia University.
Sarah Troup is a program operations associate at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she is responsible for supporting the strategic and operational management of initiatives, initiative monitoring, coordination of linkages between initiative work and initiative project management. Sarah also supports Rockefeller's grant making to support and strengthen the philanthropic sector domestically and in Africa and Asia. Troup graduated from New York University with a BA in politics and received her MA from Columbia University in international educational development. She wrote her thesis on Rwanda’s education system, specifically the role of education in the genocide of 1994 and in Rwanda's development. As a graduate student, Sarah traveled to Cambodia and Vietnam to research and evaluate their education systems. She has also traveled to Ghana to participate in a girls' empowerment camp.
Robin van Puyenbroeck is a partner at Strategy XXI, a boutique strategic communications and government relations firm. He is also the special representative of the Secretary-General of EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization holding a university charter. Van Puyenbroeck serves as strategic advisor at the Global Partnerships Forum, which facilitates public-private partnerships for development, and as international coordinator for the Pearl Initiative, which focuses on creating a greater culture of transparency and accountability in the Arabian Gulf. Van Puyenbroeck is actively engaged in numerous non-profit boards, such the United Nations Association of NY. Previously, van Puyenbroeck worked at ING Group and was part of ING's Global Management Program. He was vice president at ING Global Clients in New York where he managed relationships between senior officials of multinational corporations and all facets of the bank; before he was business manager of the Natural Resources sector at HQ and worked for ING in Brussels and Toronto. Van Puyenbroeck is a doctoral candidate in Diplomacy and International Affairs at the Pôle Universitaire Euclide; He holds an LL.M. in international law (Hons.) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a JD (Hons.) from the University of Ghent. He also studied European law at the Universidad de Valencia and holds a Certificate in Global Affairs from NYU.
Miro R. Vassilev is a New York-based hedge fund investment professional focused on the infrastructure, energy and industrial sectors globally. Previously, he was an investment professional with Goldman Sachs in Europe and with a US special-situations investment fund focusing on privatizations, restructurings and spin-offs. Vassilev graduated with an MPP in international security policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was Kokkalis Fellow and co-president of the Social Enterprise Club. He also received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, where he was Social Impact Management Fellow focusing on the role of global business in solving the most pressing social and environmental issues. Vassilev is a graduate of Oxford University.