Speaker: Jane Thery,Director, Department of International Affairs, Organization of American States .
Location: The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests
Jane Thery is the Director of the Department of International Affairs of the OAS since October 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for maintaining and strengthening relations with Permanent Observers to the OAS and developing strategies with civil society organizations and other agencies of the United Nations and Inter-American Systems to advance the OAS agenda. The Department is also charged with resource mobilization activities and outreach programs, including the Lecture Series of the Americas, OAS Policy Roundtables and Tour and Briefing Program for diverse audiences.
Ms. Thery has a distinguished professional career, beginning as a program officer with the Ford Foundation in Lima, Peru, and including senior positions with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1995, she joined the OAS team supporting the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas and had since managed key portfolios in the Summits of the Americas Secretariat and the Secretariat for External Relations. She holds a BA in international relations from Duke University, a MA in international relations/economics from Yale University and is fluent in Spanish.