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Lenore Yaffee Garcia, Director. Office of Education and Culture. Executive Secretary of Integral Development, OAS.

  • Lenore Yaffee Garcia is Director of the OAS Department of Education and Culture, which promotes policy dialogue and technical cooperation among the Organization's 34 member states in the fields of education and culture. Previously, at the U.S. Department of Education, she held positions including Director of International Affairs and senior policy analyst responsible for evaluating the success of federal education programs. In 2004, as a fellow of the American Fellows program, she worked in the Ministry of Education of Chile as part of the Technical Secretariat of the National Commission on Citizenship Formation. A former Fulbright grantee in Quito, Ecuador, Ms. Garcia has worked as an educator and program administrator in Colombia and the United States and holds degrees in political science (University of Pennsylvania ), Latin American studies ( Georgetown ) and economics ( Delaware ).

Romina Giselle Kasman, Education Consultant. Office of Education and Culture. Executive Secretary of Integral Development, OAS.

  • Romina Giselle Kasman is an education consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS) and she serves as the coordinator of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices. Romina has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Universidad del Salvador, Argentina) ans has been working for more than ten years in different ambits on the design and implemention of projects, programs and initiatives related to education for democratic citizenship, both at formal and non-formal level. She has also served for eleven years as Profesor In Charge and Adjunct Professor in different public and private universties, and has been invited as panelist and moderator in various national and international congresses. Besides this, she has been also awarded with different training scholarships. In addition to her passion for education for democratic citizenship, Romina enjoys wathing soccer and tennis matches, and she likes making radio shows. rkasman@oas.org

Cecilia Sleiman, Eduaction Consultant. Office of Education and Culture. Executive Secretary of Integral Development, OAS.

  • Cecilia Sleiman is an education consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS). She manages the project “Education for migrant children and youth” which forms part of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices. Cecilia has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and she is interested in the development of public policies in education, youth issues, and democratic participation. She also enjoys dancing, knitting and cooking. csleiman@oas.org  

Pablo Zúñiga, Senior Specialist, OAS Department for State Modernization and Governance, Secretariat for Political Affairs

  • United States citizen. Lawyer. Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland (1983) and Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore (1986). Currently holds the position of Senior Specialist in the Department for State Modernization and Governance (DMEG), within the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS). He coordinates the Section for the Development of Public Administration, promoting democratic values and practices in governance. He has also directed programs aimed at fostering a democratic culture through formal and non formal education, specifically through national and regional training programs for young leaders on Democratic Institutions, Values and Practices, electoral observation missions with university students, as well as support to the Ministries of Education , and the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices. His previous assignments at the OAS include: Coordinator at headquarters of the OAS International Civilian Mission in Haiti (MICIVIH) (1993-1997); Specialist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management (1992-1995); and legal consultant in the Department of General Legal Services (1990-1991). Mr. Zúñiga has also served as adjunct professor at Trinity College in Washington , D.C. , where he has taught classes on Current Issues in the Americas . pzuniga@oas.org

     

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