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Meet The Advisory Council

Jorge Domínguez (Co-Chair)
Jorge Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He previously served as Harvard’s Vice Provost for International Affairs, as Director of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as President of Latin American Studies Association and as President of the New England Council of Latin American Studies.

Bill Richardson (Co-Chair)
Bill Richardson has led a distinguished public-service career as Governor of New Mexico, U.S. Congressman, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton. Richardson has also started two foundations: The Richardson Center for Global Engagement, focusing on conflict resolution and prisoner release, and the Foundation to Preserve New Mexico Wildlife, which has led the charge to protect wild horses and provide alternatives to horse slaughter.

Carolina Barco Isakson
Carolina Barco Isakson is a Colombian diplomat, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Colombia and as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States.

Jeffrey Davidow
Jeffrey Davidow was a career Foreign Service officer who served as Ambassador to Zambia, Venezuela and Mexico as well as Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere. He is currently a Senior Counselor of the Cohen Group.

Muni Figueres
Muni Figueres is the President of Amigos de Costa Rica, based in Washington DC, and is on the board of the Tällberg Foundation based in New York and Stockholm.  Formerly she was Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Minister and Ambassador to the United States, External Relations Advisor for the InterAmerican Development Bank and Chair of Laspau’s Board of Trustees.

Felipe Larraín
Felipe Larraín is Professor of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of its Center for Economic and Social Policies (Clapes UC), member of the UN´s Leadership Council for Sustainable Development, and former Minister of Finance in Chile.

Beatriz Merino
Beatriz Merino is the Executive President of César Vallejo University in Peru and served as National Ombudsman of Peru from 2005 to 2011.

Douglas Orane
Douglas Orane is a nonexecutive director of GraceKennedy Limited, a publicly traded food and financial services conglomerate based in Kingston, Jamaica. He previously served as both Chairman and CEO before retiring. He also served as President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, then as an Independent Senator, and was later appointed to Jamaica’s Privy Council.

Christopher Sabatini
Christopher Sabatini is the founder of Global Americans and editor of He served as Senior Director of Policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas from 2005 to 2014 where he founded the journal Americas Quarterly.  He is currently a Lecturer of International and Public Policy at Columbia University.