Careers in International Relations

Panelists

David Francis, MALS International Relations and Affairs, Staff Writer at Foreign Policy: David Francis is a staff writer for Foreign Policy, where he runs the widely-read Situation Report and oversees FP's breaking news blog, The Cable. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 2001. His work focuses on terrorism, national security, the geopolitics of energy, global economics, and the European financial crisis.

Kathryn Hagerman, MA, Global Business Development at Esri: Kathryn Hagerman received a dual master's degree from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She currently works in Global Business Development at Esri, an international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. While at the University of Chicago, she was a Consular Affairs intern at the State Department and served as the Director of Business Development at the Chicago Policy Review.

Rui Mano, PhD, Economist, International Monetary Fund: is an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. In 2013 he received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago where he taught classes at the BA, MBA, Financial Math Masters, Executive MBA and PhD level. His work in the IMF's Research Department focuses on understanding the determinants of real exchange rates and studying the effect of Central Banks' actions in foreign exchange markets. He enjoys travelling and trying different cuisines. He'll be doing more of both soon, when he moves to the IMF's Asia Pacific Department.

Leigh Tomppert, MA, Human Rights Policy Specialist at UN Women Headquarters: Leigh Tomppert is a Human Rights Policy Specialist at UN Women Headquarters in New York where she works to further the development of normative frameworks to advance women’s human. Ms. Tomppert has held numerous consultancies with UN Women previous to this position, and was a Reporting Assistant with the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) in the Dominican Republic. In 2002, Ms. Tomppert completed the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, where she focused on migration studies and human rights.