Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.
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Valentina Okaru-Bisant: Professorial Lecturer
Professor Valentina Okaru-Bisant (also known as Professor OB) is an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of America and the Elliot School of International Affairs-George Washington University, both in Washington DC. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Coalition of African Jurists, Washington DC. She is also a law and society and behavioral economics scholar, guest columnist, global business consultant and is also an Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Environmental Economics, Business Perspectives.
Manuel Orozco: Professorial Lecturer
Manuel Orozco is Senior Migration and Remittances Advisor for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Senior fellow and director of remittances and development at the Inter-American Dialogue, and president of Migration and Development Group. He has theorized, conducted extensive research, policy analysis and advocacy on issues relating to global flows of remittances, and migration and development worldwide. His work has led to international policy and business initiatives leveraging these flows to build assets among families and migrants, and strengthen market competition. Dr. Orozco is also chair of Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State. He also teaches at American, Georgetown and George Washington University.
Manuel Orozco has published widely on remittances, Latin America, globalization, democracy, migration, conflict in war torn societies, and minority politics. His publications include studies about the intersection between remittances and finances, financial literacy and development, and assessed competitiveness in the money transfer industry. He has analyzed and designed development strategies linked to remittances. His books include Migrant remittances and development in the global economy ( Lynne Riener Spring 2013), América Latina y el Caribe: migración, remesas y desarrollo (FLACSO, 2012), Remittances: Global Opportunities for International Person-to-Person Money Transfers (London: Lafferty Group, 2005), and International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy (London: Ashgate Publishers, 2002).