2019 MA in Democracy & Governance Career Panel

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Mortara Center for International Studies

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Please join us for our annual career panel and reception.

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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.

Donald Planty is former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala and has nearly 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is an expert on Latin American affairs and European security issues, drawing on his experience living and working in Panama, Chile, Mexico, Norway, Italy and Spain. As Ambassador to Guatemala, he was instrumental in facilitating the historic 1996 Peace Accords, which ended four decades of internal conflict in that country. He is currently President of Planty & Associates LLC, a consulting firm, and was a co-founder of Port Security International, a homeland security solutions firm. Previously, he was Senior Managing Director at ManattJones Global Strategies, an international consulting firm in Washington, DC.

Johanna Womer Benjamin (2009) obtained her B.A. from Boston University in Political Science and is a 2009 graduate of the Georgetown University Democracy & Governance program. She has been working at Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) since 2010, first as a recruiter, then as a Business Development Manager, and now as a Senior Project Manager in DAI’s Africa region. Currently she provides financial management, contractual oversight, and technical support to two USAID programs: a local governance project in the DRC and an investment promotion project in Rwanda. In 2018 she headed a Feed the Future youth empowerment project in Tanzania as Acting Chief of Party. From 2012 to 2018, Womer Benjamin worked on proposals that resulted in $200 million worth of new business for DAI.

Cabell Willis (2016) is currently working as a contractor and Public Diplomacy Strategist for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) at the U.S. Department of State. In his work, he uses information communication technologies and digital media to engage and educate international audiences across a variety of contexts about U.S. foreign policy priorities to promote democratic institutions, values, and respect for human rights. Cabell began his career at the State Department as an intern, and also previously worked in DRL's Office of Security and Human Rights, vetting potential recipients of U.S. foreign security assistance to ensure compliance with the "Leahy Laws."

*We will be offering formal headshots for current students/alumni prior to the start of the panel. Please dress appropriately and arrive by no later than 5:30pm.

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Practitioners and scholars in fields as diverse as public policy, international development, and security studies increasingly recognize that successful programs in their fields require effective and accountable governance. The Democracy and Governance Program seeks to understand the foundations of democratic and responsive government, how policymakers can create and implement policies to achieve these objectives, and prepares students for careers in democracy assistance and governance reform. 

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