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2018 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.

Virginia L. Bennett is a retired American diplomat and Senior Foreign Service Officer who capped her career as the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Athens, Greece. She held a variety of senior staff positions to State Department leadership, including as Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff to Deputy Secretary John Negroponte from 2007 to 2009, and as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department for Secretary Hillary Clinton. Bennett served in her early career at the U.S. embassies in Bogotá, Colombia; Tokyo, Japan; and Manila, Philippines. She also worked in New York City at the United States Mission to the United Nations from 2002-2005, and in Washington, DC, in the United States Department of State Operations Center and in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. She retired from the Foreign Service as a two-star equivalent on November 30, 2017.

Marin Ping (DG'17) Marin has always been interested in how to analyze how people organize around, initiate and measure social change. Prior to starting the DRG Program, Marin worked as a social entrepreneur in Beijing, and at an immigration law nonprofit in DC. While studying, she worked on a global fund to protect freedom of association and assembly, and now focuses on closed society human rights programs and international advocacy at Freedom House.

Marcelo Buitron (DG '11) Marcelo Buitron is a public sector specialist working in the Governance Global Practice. His current work focuses in East Asia Pacific but he has also worked extensively in the Latin America and the Caribbean region on a wide range of public sector issues such as shared corporate services, change management, human resource management and public financial management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Governance from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Vassar College.

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