Bart F. Petrini, MBA
’70, is an adjunct professor of
international business at the University of California–Davis’
Graduate School of Management. He also is a consultant
in strategic alliances and sourcing and channel
development in the emerging markets of Asia and
In April, the National Bureau
of Asian Research recognized John M. Shalikashvili,
MS ’70, by dedicating a chair in
national security studies in his name. Gen. Shalikashvili
served the United States in a 39-year military
career which culminated in his appointment as
the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He
has been a director of the bureau since his retirement
from the military in 1997, and is senior adviser
to NBR’s Strategic Asia Program.
The recently formed University
of Cambodia at Phnom Penh named Din B.
Merican, MBA ’71, a board member
and an adjunct professor of global business strategy.
Merican also is a senior research fellow with
the Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace.
The director of international
studies at Western New England College, Vladimir
Wozniuk, MA ’78, published an op-ed
entitled “Get Used to the New World Disorder”
in the International Herald Tribune on
Feb. 2. Wozniuk also is an associate at Harvard
University’s Davis Center for Russian and
Beck, JD ’79, is enrolled as a
barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New
Zealand, and is an associate at the commercial
law firm Urlich McNab Kilpatrick in Whangarei,
Serving the Washington Institute,
Berrie Defense Fellow Jeffrey White, MA
’79, specializes in the military
and security affairs of Iraq and the Levant. He
also is a contributor to the Washington Institute’s
Operation Iraqi Freedom and the New Iraq:
Insights and Forecasts (2004).
Vice president of Stanley Consultants,
Gary Foster, MBA ’86, provided
reconstruction consulting in the electrical power
sector to the interim Iraqi government’s
Coalition Provisional Authority. He received a
service citation from L. Paul Bremer.
Hee-beom Lee, MBA ’87,
is the Korean Minister of Commerce, Industry and
Matthew D. Langenkamp,
BA ’90, is a financial analyst
in mergers and acquisitions for HSBC Bank in Hong
Kong. He specializes in mergers of the food and
beverage industries and frequently travels to
Manila, Taiwan, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Seoul. Langenkamp
is married with two children.
Arab Bank Group acquired the
investment banking firm founded by Omar
Masri, BBA ’90, who heads investment
banking for the entity.
Tammy Duckworth, MA
’92, is running for Congress as
a Democrat in the 6th District of Illinois. Duckworth
lost both her legs in service in Iraq when the
Blackhawk helicopter she was piloting was struck
down. While at GW’s Elliott School of International
Affairs, Duckworth served in the ROTC.
Previously a Foreign Service
officer and special assistant to the secretary
of the Army, Pam Jenoff, BA ’92,
presently is an attorney at Morgan, Lewis &
Bockius in Philadelphia. Later this year she will
publish her first novel, A Fine Crack of Light
(Mira Books), which is set in Poland during World
Brian J. Marino, BBA
’93, is the international marketing
manager for Subway Restaurants.
A resident of Atlanta, Susan
Davis, MPH ’96, was named subject
matter expert on water for CARE USA. She liaises
between the organization’s water team and
external relations colleagues to bring in more
resources for water, one of CARE’s focus
areas. Davis has visited and evaluated rural and
peri-urban water and sanitation projects in Bangladesh,
Haiti, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, the Philippines,
and Vietnam. She formerly served in programmatic
and development roles for WaterPartners International,
a small international relief organization focusing
on high-quality water and sanitation interventions
for developing countries.
From 2004 to 2005, Sandra
King-Kauanui, PhD ’97, an associate
professor of management and entrepreneurship at
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,
was the president of the International Council
for Small Business, a major worldwide organization
bringing together people and organizations that
are committed to the advancement of entrepreneurship
and small business. King-Kauanui has conducted
research on various aspects of entrepreneurship,
including spirituality and entrepreneurship and
family business in various countries around the
world, including China.
Matthew Kolodny, BBA
’97, is a product manager in the
Montreal headquarters of the International Air
In December, Katja
Newman, MA ’97, observed the elections
in Bolivia with the Organization of American States.
She has posted a policy paper on her Web site,
Daniel Obst, BA ’97,
was born and raised in Germany. After graduating
from GW, Obst received a Master of Arts degree
from the London School of Economics and now works
at the Institute of International Education in
New York as director of membership and higher
education services and as managing editor of IIE
Networker Magazine. IIE collects national
statistics on international students in the United
States and U.S. students studying abroad.
Tony Curtis, MA ’00,
is posted at the U.S. Embassy to Eritrea as the
chief U.S. liaison officer. He previously was
posted at the United States embassies in Ethiopia
At the Institute of International
Education, Aimee R. Fullman, BA ’00,
is the senior program coordinator.
A professor of corporate finance
at the Universidad de Lima, Peru, Rosario
Kaneshiro, MBA ’00, co-developed
“New Tools for Studying Network Industry
Reforms in Developing Countries: The Telecommunications
and Electricity Regulation Database,” a
publicly accessible database for the AEI-Brookings
While working as a Fulbright
Fellow in Jordan, Charles Kiamie III,
BA ’00, met Rasha Al-Ali, a geneticist;
they married on Dec. 15.
Naoya Seguchi, MBA
’00, is principal of the mergers
and acquisitions unit, financial services division,
of Mitsubishi in Tokyo.
For three years, Nicole
Willis-Grimes, MA ’02, served as
a congressional liaison with the Bureau for European
and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department.
She now works as the public policy manager at
the Ferraro Group in Reno, Nev., which specializes
in government relations, media communications,
and public affairs.
PhD ’03, has become an assistant
professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
A civilian employee of the
U.S. Army, Erick E. Arnell, MA ’03,
organizes the repairs of equipment returning from
Iraq and Afghanistan. He is married to Karalee
A Peace Corps health volunteer
in Botswana, Karla Fuentes, BA ’03,
focuses on activating community responses to HIV
and AIDS, including increasing testing rates for
the AIDS virus and working to prevent viral transmission
from mother to child. Previously, Fuentes worked
for the Landmine Survivors Network, an international
non-profit organization in Washington.
In September, Kelly
Miely, BA ’03, moved to from San
Francisco to London as a merchandise planner with
Air Force 1st Lt. Jeffrey Primus, BA ’03,
flew relief supplies to victims of the earthquake
in Java. He is stationed at Yakota Air Force Base
Retired from the Navy, John
Sagi, MS ’76, PhD ’03, is
a Fulbright Senior Scholar to the Russian Federation.
He resides in Tatarstan, teaching business and
e-commerce at Kazan State University. He also
teaches business and technology as an associate
professorial lecturer at GW.
Deborah Touboul, MA
’03, resides in Tel Aviv, Israel,
working as assistant editor of the Middle
East Review of International Affairs journal
with the Global Research in International Affairs
Center. Her article, “Francophone Internet
Forums Shed Light on Issues and Concerns of Islamists
in Europe,” was published in the Project
for the Research of Islamist Movements, Occasional
Papers Vol. 3 No. 6.
On the island of Vanatu in the
South Pacific, Neely Dahl, MPH ’04,
is serving in the Peace Corps.
Serving a two-year consular
position, Brian Kressin, MS ’04,
is a Foreign Service officer in Taiwan.
BA ’04, is a second-year master’s
candidate at the University of California—San
Diego’s School of International Relations
and Pacific Studies, concentrating on international
economics and China.
In Springfield, Va., Ryan
K. Fitzgerald, BA ’04, is the business
manager and travel coordinator for Middle East
Celeste E. Suris-Rosselli,
BA ’04, is studying at the Pontifical
Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto
Rico. She is an inter-university liaison and a
member of the Federalist Society. She helped to
facilitate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia’s visit to the university in February.
In February, Peace Corps member
Omer Durd Jr., BA ’05,
began service in the Ukraine.
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