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Panel for 60th Anniversary of the Center for Latin American Studies


Alejandro Werner will join the Georgetown Americas Institute as founding director in January 2022. In the meantime, Vice President for Global Engagement Thomas Banchoff is leading the institute launch in collaboration with Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., (interim director for academic affairs) and Ricardo Ernst (interim director for external relations). A committee drawn from across Georgetown schools and programs provides input on institute strategy and activities.


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Matthew Carnes

Department of Government; School of Foreign Service

Associate Professor

Maria Campo headshot

Maria Campo

Georgetown Americas Institute

Strategic Consultant

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Muni Jensen

Georgetown Americas Institute

Media Consultant

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Olivia LaCroze

Office of Advancement

Director of Development, Latin America

Faculty Committee

Tania Gentic headshot

Tania Gentic

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor

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John Tutino

School of Foreign Service; Department of History



Research Assistants

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Isaiah Cruz

Georgetown Americas Institute

Student Communications Assistant