WSI Board of Advisors

Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine


Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her 33-year Foreign Service career was spent primarily on the broader Persian Gulf region with a dual focus on security/counterterrorism and governance/development. She served as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 1997 through much of 2001, and also in Kuwait and Iraq. In 1991, she received the Secretary of State's Award for Valor for her work in occupied Kuwait. Ambassador Bodine is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in East Asian Studies and Political Science. She received her Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts. She is Regent Emirita of the University of California and a member of the Board of Directors of The American Academy of Diplomacy.

Gabriela A. Barrera


Gabriela A. Barrera is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service and Communications Chair of the SFS Academic Council where she acts as a liason for the WSI and the Academic Council. Gabriela is pursuing a degree in International Politics and Security Studies and has previously interned with the International Center for Terrorism Studies. At Georgetown, Gabriela serves as the Undersecretary General for Education for the United Nations Association and as a member of the GU Politics Student Advisory Board. She is also a Teaching Assistant, member of the GU Orchestra, the Club Fencing Team, and a Student Representative on the Board of Governors. Gabriela looks forward to welcoming the new class of Walsh Scholars and assisting in growing and developing the program.

Matthew Carnes


Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., is an associate professor in the Department of Government. His research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy, with particular interest in the ways societies protect their weakest and most vulnerable members: the old, the young, the ill or injured, and the unemployed.  His principal regional focus is Latin America, and in recent years he has conducted extensive field research in Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.    

His teaching has been highly decorated. In 2011, he was awarded the Dorothy Brown Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievement, Georgetown University’s highest teaching award, presented by the student body to the faculty member who has had the strongest impact on the students' university experience. In addition, in 2011, at the Tropaia Ceremony for Georgetown College, he was awarded the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award for Faculty Excellence, given by the graduating seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, he was featured as one of the country's best professors in the Princeton Review's publication, 300 Best Professors. And in 2013, he was chosen by students as the Faculty Member of the Year in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

He is the author of Continuity despite Change: The Politics of Labor Regulation in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 2014), and his research has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the British Journal of Political Science, the Annual Review of Political Science, the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, Politics & Society, Socio-Economic Review, Social Science Quarterly and the Journal of European Social Policy. 

In recent years, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (Spring 2009) and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (Academic Year 2011-2012). 

Ambassador Robert Gallucci


Currently a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Ambassador Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service for 13 years until he left in July 2009, to become president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  He was appointed dean in 1996, after 21 years of distinguished service in a variety of government positions, focusing on international security.  As Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq following the first Gulf War.

During his tenure as dean, Gallucci led in the creation of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar and helped raise Georgetown Masters programs in international affairs to number one ranking and the undergraduate program to number four as reported by Foreign Policy magazine.  He also oversaw the creation of the Program for Jewish Civilization, an interdisciplinary research and teaching center, and the Mortara Center for International Studies, whose mission is to bring together scholars and policy makers in this important arena.

Mark Giordano


Mark Giordano is Director of the Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs, the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and International Affairs, and Associate Professor of Environment and Energy in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. His classes encourage students to look differently at the world by exploring topics such as the water “crisis,”the global food system, and the interrelationship between science and international affairs. Mark’s research focuses on solutions to natural resource problems, particularly as related to water. In addition to teaching and research, Mark works as a Doyle Faculty Fellow to encourage the creation of inclusive course content and as a Fellow in the Global Future(s) Curriculum Studio. He is a member of the Georgetown Environment Initiative and is a proud founding member of Georgetown’s India Initiative. Prior to joining Georgetown in 2013, Mark was a Managing Director of the Sri Lanka based International Water Management Institute, winner of the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize. He was a trade economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services in an earlier career.

Gary Hayes


Gary Hayes is a member of Russell Reynolds’ Leadership and Succession Practice. He has extensive experience in the areas of succession planning, board effectiveness, assessment, competency modeling and developing leaders and executive teams.  Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Gary was a managing partner at his own firm. He spent 25 years providing senior-level leadership advisory consulting to organizations ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. He has worked with both management teams and boards of directors to create succession profiles and provide the identification and assessment of leadership pipelines for senior succession needs.

Gary has published numerous articles on leadership development topics, ranging from the effects of "groupthink" at Enron to the need to integrate succession planning with strategic planning. In 2010, he published his book, Leading in Turbulent Times. A licensed, practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst, Gary received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University as well as master’s degrees in international affairs and counseling psychology from Columbia and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University. Gary is also a member of the American Psychological Association. He has served on the faculties of Yeshiva University, the National Institute for Psychotherapies, the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse.

Mitch Kaneda


Mitch Kaneda serves as Director of the SFS Undergraduate Program and Curricular Dean for International Political Economy majors.  Dean Kaneda is an economist with a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. and an M.A. from International Christian University in Tokyo. His research interests are in international trade theory and policy, economic development, and dynamic modeling. He teaches International Trade, a core economics requirement in the School’s undergraduate curriculum. He is the winner of the 1999 Core Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He views the School as the breeding ground of future global leaders.

Annie Kennelly


Annie Kennelly is a 2015 graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she earned a degree with honors in international politics. She was the senior class representative on the School of Foreign Service Academic Council, where she and Megan Murday spearheaded the development of the Walsh Scholars Initiative to expand career opportunities in public service for undergraduates. While at Georgetown, Annie studied abroad in Scotland and Spain and served on the Senior Class Committee. During her undergraduate years she interned in the private sector and the federal government and published in the academic journal Critical Studies on Terrorism. She currently works in advisory services for the government.

Kathleen R. McNamara


Kathleen R. McNamara is an Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on the evolution of the European Union, the politics of the Euro and the European Central Bank, and international political economy issues more generally. She is the author of "The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union" (Cornell University Press, 1998), co-editor of "Making History: European Integration and Institution Change at Fifty" (Oxford University Press, 2007) and has published numerous essays on globalization, economic institutions, and the role of norms and culture in policymaking. Her forthcoming book, “The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union” investigates the gradual cultural transformations that underpin the EU’s power. Dr. McNamara has taught at Princeton University and Sciences Po (Paris), and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow. She is a participant in a variety of government and NGO policy groups, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Megan Murday


Megan Murday works as a strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte. Previously, Megan served as a literacy and English language volunteer for Amanecer, a religious foundation in Bolivia. As an undergraduate student, she interned with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Congressman Adam Kinzinger, and the U.S. Department of State. During her tenure as President of the School of Foreign Service Academic Council, she co-founded the Walsh Scholars Initiative in order to inspire, encourage, and support students called to careers in public service. Megan graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.   


Rosaelena O’Neil


As Associate Director and Program Counselor for the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, Rosie provides academic and career advisory services for students and alumni. Rosie advises students on curriculum design and course selection tailoring her counseling service to each student’s individual needs based on his or her chosen field of interest and in line with the technical skills needed to work in the international business arena. She also works closely with students and alumni as an adviser in their professional career search and career transition efforts.

Prior to returning to Georgetown University in 1999 Rosie served in both the public and private sectors. Her public service included time at the National Security Council serving in the White House and moving to the U.S. Treasury Department Office of the General Counsel, before pursuing further graduate studies. Beginning in the summer of 1987, Rosie transitioned to the private sector and joined the investment banking firm of J.P. Morgan working in the Latin America Financial Advisory and M&A group. Returning to Washington, D.C, in 1990 as Group Vice President and Strategic Planning Manager for the commercial banking firm First American Metro Corp., she focused not only on general strategy issues but also provided Executive Leadership and Team Dynamics training to senior and mid-level management.

Rosie is a Georgetown University alumna, earning her BSFS and IBD Honors Certificate in 1983. In 1988, she received her MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ms. O'Neil has been a career counselor for over 14 years. She is a Certified Career Management Coach and a certified career counselor in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator working toward her Master Practitioner Certification.

Sonal Shah


Sonal Shah is Professor of Practice and the founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation. Sonal, an economist and entrepreneur, has spent her career focused on actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she was the Deputy Assistant to the President and founding Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

She spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Treasury where she was an international economist working on timely development issues, including post-conflict development in Bosnia, Asian financial crisis, and poverty reduction in Africa. She then went to Goldman Sachs and Google while simultaneously co-founded Indicorps, a nonprofit building a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. She is a senior fellow at the Case Foundation and the Center for American Progress. Sonal serves on the Board of Social Finance, Inc. and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.