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Our M.A. in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) team designs and delivers top-ranking master’s programs. Well-versed in program management, they collaborate with our partners around the world to ensure a meaningful, memorable student experience.

  • Paul Almeida

    Deputy Dean for Executive Education and Innovation
    Professor of Strategy and International Business
     
    Paul Almeida is deputy dean for the office of Executive Education and Innovation at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, focusing on strategy, academics, public relations, and business development. He also is a professor of strategy and international business and co-director of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program
     
    Almeida’s research examines innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across firms and countries and has been published in several leading journals. Almeida has conducted executive education and corporate seminars with numerous organizations in the United States and around the world, including Microsoft, Gucci, Rolls Royce, IBM, Samsung, Sprint, the World Bank, OPIC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AREVA, National Public Radio, and the Social Security Administration. He received a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
     
    "It has been my privilege to serve on Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business faculty for more than 15 years, researching, teaching, and advising students, executives, and organizations. My work and experience continues to reinforce a humble lesson — the most effective, time-tested theories, principles, and approaches will work only when they respond to each organization’s unique challenges and opportunities. That’s why we design our Executive Education programs with you — and your goals — in mind."

  • Marc Busch

    Co-Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Business and Policy
    Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy
    Professor of Government and Business Administration
     
    Marc Busch is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Professor of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University. He is an expert on international trade policy and law. 

    He serves as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC-16), a public-private group reporting to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. 

    He has addressed a wide variety of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation, and before the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation. 

    He has consulted to Booz Allen Hamilton, Bell Canada, Frontier Strategy Group, Goruck, Health Canada, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey, Monitor, Nomacorc, Philip Morris International, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Trade Law Division of the Department of International Trade Canada, on behalf of which he addressed a NAFTA 2022 panel on dispute settlement. 

  • Dennis Quinn

    Co-Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Business and Policy
    Professor, McDonough School of Business
     
    Dennis Quinn specializes in business and public policy. His current research focuses on democratization and economic liberalization in emerging markets, the origins and consequences of international financial liberalization, globalization, and international political economy. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business and public policy and business ethics.

  • Elie Farhat

    Associate Dean of Admissions & Executive Outreach

    Elie Farhat is responsible for the recruiting and outreach efforts for Georgetown McDonough executive degree and open-enrollment certificate programs. Previously Farhat served as the director of graduate programs at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He was responsible for all recruiting activities pertaining to their Executive and Corporate MBA programs as well as operational implementation and service delivery. Farhat holds a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College and a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

  • Lonya Smith

    Senior Assistant Dean of Program Management

    Loni Smith is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of Georgetown McDonough’s executive degree programs. In her role, she leads a team of program management staff and oversees all administrative and operational activities related to the day-to-day delivery of degree programs in the Office of Executive Education. Smith has substantial experience in business education, curriculum design, financial planning and budgeting, and project management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and is a native of Wilmington, Delaware.

  • George Liebensfeld

    Director of Academic Affairs for Executive Education

    George Liebensfeld’s goal is to build faculty resources for degree and non-degree executive education and hence ensure that teaching in Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Education programs is of the highest quality. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University. Liebensfeld was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Korea in 1996 and has worked and lived in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

  • Adam Hahn

    Director of Program Development

    Adam Hahn manages the design and development of all new online, domestic, and international degree programs. Prior to joining Georgetown, Hahn worked for a private company that provided counterintelligence training to the federal government. He is a native of Nebraska and holds a M.A. in foreign policy from American University and a B.A. in international relations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Jeff Davis

    Assistant Director of Program Development

    Jeff Davis helps design, develop, and gain approval for all new online and traditional degree programs in Georgetown McDonough’s Office of Executive Education. Prior to joining Executive Education, Davis worked for two years as Special Assistant to Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia. He is a native of Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in American Studies at Boston College. Davis is also enrolled in Georgetown McDonough’s Evening MBA program, graduating in May 2018.