Saturday, January 8

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Alumni Weekend Welcome & Panel –

  • From Rio to Glasgow: 30 Years of Climate Negotiations

10:30 AM-10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM Simultaneous Panels –

  • Putting Racial & Social Justice Into Practice
  • Geopolitics: Shifting Alliances in A High Stakes Game: How Does the World Respond?

Sunday, January 9

9:00 AM-10:20 AM Simultaneous Panels –

  • Women, Peace, and Security – Is It More Important Than Ever?
  • The Digital Ocean: A Model for Innovation in the Perfect Storm

10:20 AM-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:15 AM Networking with current GMAP students

11:15-11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM-12:45 PM Simultaneous Panels –

  • The Corruption of Democracy
  • Geopolitical Views from the C-Suite

12:45-1:00 PM Closing remarks and end of official weekend

Please see the Panelists page and below for more details of this year’s panels and panelists:

From Rio to Glasgow: 30 Years of Climate Negotiations

  • Moderator: Charles Chester, Brandeis University, GMAP faculty. Transnational Biodiversity Conservation (F PhD 2003)
  • William R. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus, Fletcher School, Founding Director, Center for International Environmental and Resource Policy. Climate and Policy Scientist, IPCC Author. Technological and Natural Solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Dan Reifsnyder, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, U.S. Department of State. U.S. negotiating team for UN Framework Convention Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol and co-chair of 2015 Paris Agreement negotiations. Adjunct professor, University of Virginia. (F PhD 2014)
  • Holly Kirking Loomis, Foreign Service officer, currently in São Paulo. Previously served as deputy director and acting office director of the State Department Climate Change Office from 2017 to 2020 and led the U.S. climate delegation to COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, in 2019.
  • Carman Arias, Adviser at the Directorate General for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Government of Peru. Climate change, forests and plastic pollution. Peruvian delegation at Glasgow COP 26 (GMAP 2021)
  • Marcus King, Director, Elliott School Master of Arts in International Affairs, George Washington University, United States. Climate and environmental security (F PhD 2008)
  • Greg Unruh, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University United States. Co-founder Center for Eco-Intelligent Management. Business and sustainability (F PhD 1998)
  • Phil Duffy, President , Woodwell Climate Research Center, and currently Climate Policy Adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy United States. Physicist who studies extreme weather events.

Putting Racial & Social Justice into Practice

  • Moderator: Paula Fynboh, GMAP 2014, Social Movement Expert & Nonprofit Executive; Aspire Afterschool Learning!
  • Robinson Cook, GMAP 2014, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), Founding member of the BHA Black Caucus
  • Vanessa Calva, GMAP 2014, Mexican Foreign Services, Institutionalized LGBTQ recognition in the Mexican Foreign Service
  • Lael Chester, Columbia University, Director of the Emerging Adult Justice Project at Columbia University’s Justice Lab
  • Irvin Hicks Jr., Senior Advisor, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Carolina Neal, GMAP 2014, Co-Founder and CFO of Neal Group Construction

Geopolitics: Shifting Alliances in a High Stakes Game: How Does the World Respond?

  • Moderator: Ambassador (Dr.) Len Ishmael, GMAP 2018, Commissioner, Lancet Commission for COVID-19. Senior Fellow German Marshall Fund of the USA and Policy Center for New South, researcher and author. Advisor: Global Affairs Brussels Diplomatic Academy. Affiliate Professor UM6P Morocco and Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Former Ambassador accredited to Belgium and the EU, Director General OECS; Director United Nations ECLAC, and Director LEAD Foundation USA.
  • Mr. Prabhu Hariharan, GMAP 2008, Career Diplomat. Consul and Counsellor (Director of Management & Consular Services) at Canada’s Embassy to Haiti. Previous diplomatic postings include: USA, Afghanistan, Jordan, India, Vietnam, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Mr. Arturs Saburovs, GMAP 2020, Career Diplomat, Third Secretary, Embassy of Latvia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Previous posting Washington, DC.
  • Dr. Otaviano Canuto Dos Santos, Senior Fellow Policy Center for the New South, Affiliate Professor UM6P, onresident senior fellow Brookings; lecturer Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University, and principal Center for Macroeconomics and Development. Former vice-president and executive director at the World Bank and IMF; vice-president at IADB. Former deputy minister for International Affairs Brazil’s Ministry of Finance.
  • Dr. Christian Bachheimer, GMAP 2017, Group Director in one of the largest South East Asian conglomerate. Author and Doctoral Researcher SOAS University of London with 30+ years of experience in South East Asia.
  • Mr. W. Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development; former Minister of Public Works, Liberia. Lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School for Public Policy and member of the Board of Advisors of the MSC Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University.

Women, Peace, and Security – Is It More Important Than Ever?

  • Moderator: Naqib A. Noory, GMAP 2016, Principal Security Coordinator, UNFPA, New York
  • Ms. Ellen Yount, GMAP 2007, Vice President, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Lady Judge Aluoch, GMAP 2008, EBS, CBS & Former President of the International Criminal Court
  • Mr. Perry Boyle, GMAP 2020, Chairman, The BOMA Project

The Digital Ocean – A Model for Innovation in the Perfect Storm

  • Moderator: Michael D. Brasseur, GMAP 2020, Commodore Task Force 59, Unmanned and AI
  • Rockford Weitz, PhD, Professor Maritime Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, GMAP 2020, Minister of Finance, Estonia
  • Julie Angus, CEO, Open Ocean Robotics, Adventurer (first woman to row across the Atlantic)
  • Sean Trevethan, NATO Maritime Lead & Director NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation & Coordination Cell
  • Deeph Chana, PhD, Director Imperial College of London’s Institute for Security Science & Technology

The Corruption of Democracy

  • Moderator: Mac Regan, GMAP 2008 (Author of Global Citizen Patriots and The 2020 American Revolution)
  • Bettina Muscheidt, GMAP 2001 (European Union Ambassador to Nicaragua)
  • Per-Olof Schroeder, GMAP 2014 (Former COO, Microsoft Western Europe – Productivity & Business Processes; ex-CEO StormGeo and Chairman of the Board, Climatempo)
  • Josy Joseph, GMAP 2007 (Journalist, Author of A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India)

Geopolitical Views from the C-Suite

  • Moderator: Adam Barbina, GMAP 2018 (Associate Director, EY Geostrategic Business Group)
  • Camelia Mazard, MALD 1999 (International Trade Law Partner, Doyle, Barlow & Mazard)
  • Jeff Dodson, GMAP 2012 (Managing Partner, Strawn Arnold & Associates)
  • Laura Burns, GMAP 2012 (Senior Vice President and US Political Risk Product Leader, Willis Towers Watson)
  • Jean-Paul Kachour, GMAP 2017 (Head of Core Systematic Portfolio, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority)