Derek Goldman, Co-Director

Derek Goldman is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University and co-Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. In 2016 he was honored to receive the prestigious President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. From 2007 to 2016, he served as Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown.

He is an award-winning stage director,FULL BIO

Cynthia P. Schneider, Co-Director

Cynthia P. Schneider, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy, with a focus on relations with the Muslim world. Ambassador Schneider co-directs the Los Angeles-based MOST Resource (Muslims on Screen and Television). Additionally, she co-directs the Timbuktu Renaissance,FULL BIO

Teddy Rodger, Programs Manager

Teddy Rodger is an arts professional who creates dynamic arts programming designed to remove real and perceived barriers to the performing arts. As the Communications and Global Connectivity Manager at The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), Ms. Rodger oversees the Lab Fellows Program, as well as builds connections to local, national, and international audiences.FULL BIO

Aly Panjwani, Programs Assistant

Within the Culture and Politics program in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Aly Panjwani studies the role of the arts in political resistance, specifically examining Islamophobic narrative setting in U.S. national security policy and how theatre and the arts can combat these homogenous state narratives. Furthermore, his research focuses on statelessness, occupation,FULL BIO