All Scholars

Laura Cahier

Laura Cahier, Visiting Researcher

Institut des Amériques

Laura Cahier is a PhD candidate in international law at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, under the supervision of Dr. Albane Geslin. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs (Sciences-Po Lyon) and a Research Master’s Degree in Human Rights (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas). Her research focuses on indigenous women’s rights in international law and their participation in local and international legal organizations to oppose intersectional forms of violence. She pays specific attention to the Kaqchikel peoples in Guatemala and the Navajos in the United States. Laura is also the representative of the French Institut des Amériques in Washington, for the 2018-2021 period.

Miranda Carnes

Miranda Carnes

BSFS Undergraduate Fellow

Miranda Carnes is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Latin American Studies. As a BSFS Fellow from Asheville, NC, Miranda works with Father Carnes researching education…

Eduardo Chavez

Eduardo Chaves, Visiting Researcher

Eduardo Chavez is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Brasília. He holds a Professional Master in Leadership and Public Management at the Center for Public Leadership in São Paulo and an Academic Master in Psychology from the University of Brasília. He is a civil servant at the State Secretariat of Policies for Children, Adolescents, and Youth of the Federal District of Brazil. Eduardo’s research focuses on public policies for early childhood.

Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Jeffrey DeLaurentis

SFS Centennial Fellow 2018-2019

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis comes to Georgetown after a year at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Senior Diplomatic Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project. A 27-year veteran of the Foreign Service, he served as the first Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Havana Cuba following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

John Feeley

John Feeley

Latin America Fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service

John Feeley is a former U.S. ambassador who runs Gotham Lights LLC, a Miami and Washington, DC-based consultancy focused on the commercial, cultural, and socio-political integration of the Americas. During a 28-year State Department career, he served as Ambassador to Panama, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in Mexico City, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

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James Gordy

BSFS Undergraduate Fellow

James Gordy is a junior from Chevy Chase, Maryland majoring in International Politics with a minor in Spanish. He is working with Professor Erick Langer on researching agricultural systems in southeastern Bolivia in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is…

Will Linde

Will Linde

BSFS Undergraduate Fellow

Will Linde is from outside of Boston, MA, and he studies International Politics, with a concentration in ethics, law, and institutions, and Spanish in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Will is working with Professor Diana Kapiszewski on the SIGLA…

Maria Belén Lorente

Maria Belén Lorente, Visiting Researcher

Belén Lorente-Molina holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Seville) and a MA in Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology (University of Salamanca). She is an associate professor of Social Work at the University of Malaga, Spain. Dr. Lorente has maintained a close relationship with Latin America, where she has participated and conducted research on social policies and cultural diversity and feminized work.

Livia Milani

Livia Milani, Visiting Researcher

Livia Milani is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and holds a MA and BA in International Relations from São Paulo State University (UNESP) where she is also a lecturer. Livia’s research aims to analyze the U.S. foreign policy in South America, with specific focus on Brazil and Argentina.

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Jesus Muñoz Bandala, Visiting Researcher

Professor Bandala holds a PhD in Economics and a MS in International Business from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom. He is a professor-researcher of economics and finance at the Centro Universitario Incarnate Word and at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He was also a Senior Researcher on migration at DGETA in Mexico City. His research focuses on the macroeconomic causes, interrelations, and impact of the Mexican migration to the United States from 1980-2017, with emphasis on the role of domestic management, financial crisis, and development.