Dimitra Hatzudis is an Account Director at LGND, a D.C. based digital storytelling agency. Prior to LGND, she worked for a venture capitalist firm to launch an accelerator program for social impact tech startups. She still mentors for incubators and accelerators around town including Halcyon, SEED SPOT and GWU’s own new venture program. Previously, Dimitra also worked at the United States Institute of Peace on special events and communications. She earned her her M.A. in Global Communication from the Elliott School and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Global Studies, Political Science and Business. As a first-generation Greek-American, she loves visiting her family in Greece and exploring new places.
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Regina Da Silva received her BA degree in 2016 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating, Regina was accepted to serve in Ecuador with the United States Peace Corps as an Education Volunteer. Regina had the opportunity of working with primary, secondary, and collegiate level students reinforcing the English language. As secondary projects, Regina assisted in the organization and execution of multiple professional development workshops for Ecuadorian English teachers. She also organized and participated in camps promoting English, leadership, gender equality, and geographical competency for various students across Ecuador. She will be starting her M.A. in International Development Studies at the Elliott School in the fall.
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Peter Rollberg is Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies, and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at George Washington University. Rollberg studied at Lomonosov University in Moscow and at the University of Leipzig where he earned his Ph.D. in 1988. He came to GWU in 1991 after teaching at Duke University. His main field of expertise is Russian literature and film, as well as Georgian and Kazakh cinema. His publications include articles in Russian, English, and German on Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, and filmmakers such as Yakov Protazanov and Sergei Bondarchuk. His Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema was published in 2009 (second, enlarged edition 2016). In 2018, Rollberg coedited the volume Mass Media in the Post-Soviet World (with Marlene Laruelle). Peter Rollberg won the Bender Teaching Award in 1999 and the Trachtenberg Teaching Award in 2001.
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Dr. Graham Cornwell leads the Elliott School’s research portfolio. He earned his Ph.D. in Middle East History from Georgetown University, where his research was supported by an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, and an American Institute for Maghrib Studies Long-Term Research Grant. Prior to coming to GW, he was a visiting researcher at Centre de Recherches en Histoire Internationale et Atlantique (CRHIA) at the Université de Nantes. He served as a research consultant on the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States at the United States Institute of Peace and helped manage the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, sponsored by the US Embassy-Baghdad and hosted by Meridian International Center. He is a proud alum of the Elliott School with his M.A. in Middle East Studies, and he holds a B.A. from Carleton College.
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Caleb Darger holds a bachelor degree from Brigham Young University where he studied history, Asian Studies, and Chinese. He will be pursuing a Master’s in Global Communication with an Asian Studies emphasis at the Elliott School beginning Fall 2019. Caleb is particularly interested in the intersection between politics and communications/media. This interest has led to internships at the Atlantic Council and the East-West Center in Washington. He is currently an intern at the US Senate Sergeant at Arms in the media relations department. Caleb enjoys traveling, learning languages, cooking, playing music, and being outdoors.
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Cynthia McClintock specializes in Latin American politics. Her most recent book is Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018); it argues that runoff rules for presidential election helped build democracy in Latin America in recent years. She has carried out a great deal of research on Peru, and in 2019 won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association. Her publications on Peru include Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981) and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador’s FMLN and Peru’s Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1998) as well as the co-edited volume The Peruvian Experiment Reconsidered (Princeton University Press, 1983). At GWU, she regularly teaches Latin American Politics in the fall and the International Relations of Latin America in the spring (undergraduate and graduate).
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Now that the 2019 #TuesdayTips series has come to an end, find some last miscellaneous tips for your transition to grad studies in DC at the end of this month!
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