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2017 MA in Democracy & Governance Career Panel

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Mortara Center for International Studies

36th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20007

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Please join us for our annual career panel and reception. Panel members will discuss the evolution of the fields of democracy, governance, and development, and how they structured their own studies and professional careers. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to career opportunities and to network with our panelists and attending alumni. Hope to see you there!


This year's panel includes two alumni and a prominent member of the democracy and governance community.

Beatriz Casals is is founder and former CEO of Casals & Associates, a woman/minority owned international development and strategic communications firm. In 1986 it grew into a profitable mid-sized enterprise with more than 300 employees and a U.S. federal government contract portfolio with a maximum value exceeding $3 billion, In 2010, she sold the firm to a premier publicly traded company with more than 20,000 employees. Among her specialties are corporate governance, strategy development, international management, monitoring and evaluation, international health, and nonprofit leadership. She is currently a Senior Advisor at the International Resources Group.

Jonathan Evans (DG'14) is a Research Analyst at Pew Research Group, primarily focusing on Religion. Prior to that, Jonathan served as a Survey Specialist at RTI.

Erika Hernandez (DG '14) currently works at the World Bank in coordinating UR2018 – an international conference on disaster risk in Mexico City. Erika is a public policy specialist and a native Mexican. Before arriving to the U.S., Erika was a personal assistant to Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Castaneda (2000-2003), worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and participated at the WTO’s Doha Round negotiations in Geneva. She was also one of Mexico’s transparency strategist supporting the country’s anti-corruption efforts. After graduating, Erika served as a communications specialist at one of America’s top pro-immigrant organizations – CASA. Erika is a founder of Democracy Oracle - a site that offers policy and economic analysis. She has been prominent in the media offering opinion on immigration issues and Latin America’s foreign policy. Erika

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