Brasilia Without Borders Speakers & Participants

Staff from the DC Mayor's Office addresses Brasilia Without Borders students

Students had the opportunity to hear from distinguished GW faculty and administration, as well as guest speakers from the government of Brasilia and local institutions, including the DC mayor’s office, the World Bank, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and more.

GW Speakers/Participants

  • Hugh L. Agnew, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

  • Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

  • Bernard Demczuk, Assistant Vice President for District Relations

  • Rachelle S. Heller, Associate Provost for the School of Engineering & Applied Science

  • Timothy Kane, Associate Director for Inclusion Initiatives

  • Ivy Ken, Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Marcus King, Director, Master of Arts Program in International Affairs

  • Steven Knapp, President

  • Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Forrest Maltzman, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Planning

  • Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Sustainability Institute

  • Lisa Stephenson, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Ben Vinson, Dean of Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Guest Speakers/Participants

  • Israel Batista, District Deputy of the Government of the Federal District of Brazil

  • Odilon Monteiro Frazão, Secretary of State & Chief of International Affairs of the Government of the Federal District of Brazil

  • Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States

  • Cristina Amoruso, Project Manager at Department of Small and Local Business Development - Commercial Revitalization Division, District of Columbia Government

  • Patricia Elwood, Director of the Office of Protocol and International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia, Executive Office of the Mayor

  • Francisco Fimbres, Director for the DC Office of Neighborhood Engagement, District of Columbia Government

  • Clarence Fluker, Director of Communications, Serve DC, Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, District of Columbia Government

  • Steve Glaude, Director, Office of Community Affairs, District of Columbia Government

  • John McKiel, ‎International Business Analyst at Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia Government

  • Erin Horne McKinney, Tech & Innovation Sector Manager, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia Government

  • Christylez Bacon, Grammy-Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop Artist & Multi-Instrumentalist

  • Jefferson Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

  • Ann DeSanctis, Volunteer and Project Coordinator, Anacostia Watershed Society

  • Hilary Espinosa, Operations Manager, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

  • John Garrison, Senior Communications Officer for the World Bank

  • Mary Ann Gomez, Executive Director for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

  • Christina Heid, International Projects Director, American Bar Association

  • Kim Lucas, DDOT Bike Share Specialist

  • Morgan Maravich, Tourism Services Manager, Destination DC

  • Diane Mayer, VP & Global Brand Manager for Residence Inn, Marriott Corporation

  • Peter J. Messitte, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Michael McRae, Manager of Volunteer Programs, Capital Area Food Bank of D.C.

  • Roxana Olivas, Director of the Office on Latino Affairs

  • Will Ostick, Director of the Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs, U.S. Department of State

  • Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States

  • Adrian Snead, Senate Lawyer

  • Paulo Sotero, Director of Wilson Center Brazilian Institute

  • Liz Taylor, AKQA Advertising Agency

  • Maya Atlas, Union Kitchen

  • Mike Darman, Union Kitchen