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IAU is the study abroad institute of The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM). ACM is a nonprofit educational institution that is governed by a board of directors. The current board has eighteen members, eight of whom are alumni of IAU. This governing board's fundamental responsibility is to chart the institution's course and ensure that the institution has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. The board is responsible for the appointment of the president and oversight of his duties. The board supports the president to ensure the institution’s engagement in sound strategic planning. The board also has a unique fiduciary role in finance and budgeting, in endowment and investment management, and in preserving and expanding physical resources including its campuses in Aix-en-Provence, France and Barcelona, Spain. The board is required to meet at least once per year in person.

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Marianne Keler

Attorney at Keler and Kershow, PLLC

Board of Directors Member Since 2007
Board Chair 2018-Present

Marianne Keler

Attorney at Keler and Kershow, PLLC

Board of Directors Member Since 2007
Board Chair 2018-Present

Ms. Keler is a business lawyer with over 30 years' corporate and government experience, including 21 years at Sallie Mae, the market leader in education finance, where she served as executive vice president and chief legal officer. She is currently a director of Sallie Mae and board chair of CubeSmart, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Ms. Keler also chairs the board of Building Hope, a non-profit charter school lender and service provider. She formerly served as trustee and board chair for the American University in Bulgaria (2001 - 2014).

Ms. Keler graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Law Center. She is fluent in Hungarian and French. She has served on IAU’s Board of Directors since 2007 and became board chair in 2018.

Olivier Breillot

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

 

Peter Fitzgerald Dorman

Former President of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon (AUB), 2008 to 2015

Board of Directors Member Since 2019

 

Olivier Breillot

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

Olivier Breillot's most recent Ernst & Young (EY) role was member of the Executive Committee of EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa and member of the EY Global Practice group. He has worked for EY for 35 years both in France and in the US as auditor of international groups and as advisor for venture capital operations and cross-border M&A transactions.

Mr Breillot is a French certified public accountant and is a graduate of the France Business School. He has been a member of the Public Offering department of the French Statutory Auditor Institute (Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes) and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA France). He has also been a member of the Board of the European Contact Group, representing the audit profession with the European authorities.

Mr. Breillot has served on the IAU Board of Directors since 2014.

Peter Fitzgerald Dorman

Former President of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon (AUB), 2008 to 2015

Board of Directors Member Since 2019

Dr. Peter FitzGerald Dorman served as the President of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon (AUB) from 2008 to 2015. He is a Mediterranean specialist and scholar of Mid-East Studies. As an epigrapher, philologist, and Egyptologist he spend most of his career as a professor and chair in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) of the University of Chicago, and was director of Chicago House in Luxor, the Epigraphic Survey field project of the Oriental Institute. He is presently a professor emeritus of the University of Chicago. Dr. Dorman is a leader in the study of the ancient Near East and is the author and editor of several major books and many articles on the study of ancient Egypt, including: Faces in Clay: Technique, Imagery, and Allusion in a Corpus of Ceramic Sculpture from Ancient Egypt (2002), Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes (2007), Perspectives on Ptolemaic Thebes (2011),and Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (2014). Dr. Dorman received his PhD with Honors in 1985 from the University of Chicago and his BA in 1970 from Amherst College. He has served on the IAU Board of Directors since 2019.

Alain-Philippe Durand

Dean of the College of Humanities

University of Arizona
Board of Directors Member Since 2017

 

William Granara

Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Board of Directors Member Since 2017

 

Alain-Philippe Durand

Dean of the College of Humanities

University of Arizona
Board of Directors Member Since 2017

Alain-Philippe Durand (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999) is Dean of the College of Humanities, Professor of French, Honors College Distinguished Fellow, and Affiliated Faculty in Africana Studies, Latin American Studies and in LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. He was the Interim Head of the Department of French and Italian (2015-2016), Director of the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) (2010-2016), and Director of Africana Studies (2011-2016). Prior to coming to the University of Arizona in 2010, Dr. Durand was Professor of French, English, and Film Media, and Head of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Rhode Island. His interests include the contemporary novel (France, Brazil, and US), French Cinema, Hip-Hop Culture, Jorge Amado, and Recruiting and Promoting Strategies for the Humanities, Professional Development and Mentoring. At the University of Arizona, Dr. Durand was awarded the Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award (2017), the African American Community Council’s Distinguished Faculty Award (2015), the Honors College's Five Star Faculty Award (2013), and was named Distinguished Fellow at the Honors College (2014). The French Government made Dr. Durand a knight in the order of the Palmes Académiques (2007). His complete CV and Publications may be found here.

William Granara

Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Board of Directors Member Since 2017

William Granara is professor of Arabic language and literature at Harvard University, and is the director of its Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He is also the founding director of Harvard Summer School’s Program Postcolonial Studies: France and the Arab World, in Aix-en-Provence, France. He studied Arabic and French at Georgetown University and received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former executive director of the Center for Arabic Study at the American University in Cairo and the former director of the Arabic Field School of the U.S. Department of State in Tunis, Tunisia. He travels and researches extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Granara specializes in the literature and history of the Arab Mediterranean in both the medieval and modern periods. He writes extensively on Muslim Sicily, and has published numerous articles on the poetry of Ibn Hamdis, Sicily’s most celebrated Arab poet. In addition, he lectures and writes on contemporary Arabic literature and has published translations of Egyptian and North African fiction. His translation into English of the Algerian Arabic novel The Earthquake, was published in March 2000, and the Egyptian novel Granada, in 2004. His work on literary criticism focuses on postcolonialism and cross-cultural poetics. His articles include: “Nostalgia, Arab Nationalism, and the Andalusian Chronotope in the Evolution of the Modern Arabic Novel” (2005); “Nile Crossings: Hospitality and Revenge in Egyptian Rural Narratives” (2010); and “Contesting the Mediterranean in Colonial North African Literature” (in press).

Joseph Herlihy '73-'74

General Counsel

Boston College

Board of Directors Member Since 2015

 

Barbara Kafka

Chair, New Futures

Retired Senior Executive, World Bank

Board of Directors Member Since 2019

 

Joseph Herlihy '73-'74

General Counsel

Boston College

Board of Directors Member Since 2015

Joseph M. Herlihy is General Counsel at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and served as Associate Counsel from 1994-1998. Prior to becoming a university attorney, Joe practiced real estate and land use law at the firm of Goodwin Procter in Boston, Massachusetts, and before entering law school worked as an Assistant Vice President in commercial real estate lending for Fleet National Bank (now Bank of America).

Joe graduated in 1975 from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, where he majored in classics and Romance languages. Following graduation from Bowdoin, Joe worked as Lecteur d’Anglais at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand, Faculté des Lettres. He received an M.A (French language and literature) from Yale University in 1978, and was admitted to the doctoral candidacy there in 1979. He completed his J.D at the Boston University School of Law in 1986, where he was as an editor of the Law Review. Joe is a former Co-chair of the College and University Section of the Boston Bar Association, served as president of the Bowdoin College Alumni Council.

Barbara Kafka

Chair, New Futures

Retired Senior Executive, World Bank

Board of Directors Member Since 2019

Barbara Kafka is currently the chair of New Futures, a Washington, DC-area based non-profit supporting low-income young people through career oriented post-secondary education with scholarships, academic advice, and career coaching.

Barbara is a retired World Bank senior executive who served for over 33 years in a range of positions which involved her in the economic and social development of countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She is a member of the management committee and project adviser at the Partnership for Transparency Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting civil society led approaches to enhance transparency and the rule of law and reduce corruption in developing and emerging countries. In 2011-2016, Barbara was a member of the Board of Directors of Thrive Networks, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the well-being of underserved communities in Asia through supporting education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene development.

Barbara is graduate of Duke University (BA in Economics) and the Sloan School of MIT (MBA).

Jeffrey Malek

Attorney at Malek & Malek

Board of Directors Member Since 2010

 

Donald Manasse '69-'70

International Attorney

Board of Directors Member Since 1990

 

Jeffrey Malek

Attorney at Malek & Malek

Board of Directors Member Since 2010

Jeffrey L. Malek is a well-known trial lawyer in the area of labor, employment practices, and securities/trade secret matters. He is a partner in a California-based law firm. While he spends nearly equal amounts of time in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, he and his wife also maintain a home in France in the Dordogne where he also has a select group of French clients.

He has been an adjunct professor at UCLA, UCI and the California State University system, teaching on Labor, Ethics and sits on several university and college advisory boards, and various OSHA topics. Jeff additionally regularly serves as a Chairperson for FINRA arbitrations. He has tried numerous Jury trials in both Federal and State courts in several different jurisdictions, most recently arguing a Labor matter before the California Supreme Court to a unanimous opinion in his client’s favor

Jeff is an active member of his community and involved in a number of philanthropic projects worldwide including building a library in Phuket, and helping students in France and in the US. He has served as President of his local Rotary Club and Assistant Governor of his Rotary District, as well as the District Legal Counsel. Both he and his wife Kerri are Paul Harris Fellows. Jeff has served on IAU's board since 2010. In addition to logging over 3k miles a year as a retired (and not so successful) criterium bicycle racer, he collections and restores vintage automobiles.

Donald Manasse '69-'70

International Attorney

Board of Directors Member Since 1990

Donald Manasse has more than 20 years of experience representing victims and judicial administrators in international fraud cases with connections in Monaco, France and Italy. He has assisted in planning and implementing international asset tracing and recovery programs for clients. He has served as counsel in one of Monaco's most notorious Ponzi scheme trials (Hobbs-Melville) in which a U.S. businessman was accused of defrauding investors out of millions of euros after the brokerage firm he owned collapsed.

He has worked internationally in the pursuit and recovery of millions of dollars for creditors, trustees and receivers. Most recently Mr. Manasse was instrumental in securing the arrest and conviction of an international fraudster who created his own stock exchange and has lead a team of lawyers seeking the return of misappropriated funds.

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, and schooled in Italy, the United States and France, Mr. Manasse was first admitted to the Bar in New York. His cultural versatility and skills help bridge the challenges associated with international prosecutions. He is an IAU alumnus (1969-1970) and has been a member of the board since 1990.

Donna Dillon Manning '61-'62

Former Chairman of the Board 1993-2012

Board of Directors Member Since 1987

 

Bernard Pasquier

Retired Director, The World Bank Group

Independent Board Director

Board of Directors Member since 2020

 

Donna Dillon Manning '61-'62

Former Chairman of the Board 1993-2012

Board of Directors Member Since 1987

Donna Manning practiced corporate and securities law with a Wall Street firm following graduation from law school. She served as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. At the time she retired, she was Vice President of Corporate Board Placement at Catalyst, an organization promoting women in business.

During her career, Ms. Manning sat on numerous corporate and charitable boards, including the Board of Trustees and later the International Leadership Council of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She served on the board of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic which she chaired for eight years, and she is presently an Emeritus Director. Presently she is a member of the board of IAU and of the Foreign Policy Association. She is an alumna of IAU (1961-1962) and served as the Board Chair from 1993-2013. She has served on IAU’s board since 1987.

A graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, Ms. Manning also holds an MS degree in French and Education from the State University of New York, a JD from Columbia University School of Law and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Bernard Pasquier

Retired Director, The World Bank Group

Independent Board Director

Board of Directors Member since 2020

Mr. Pasquier is a financial executive with a career spanning twenty years at the World Bank Group, with experience in multiple emerging markets in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. He was elected to the Monaco Parliament from 2013-2018 and represented his country at the Council of Europe during this period.

Since retiring from the World Bank Group in 2004, Mr. Pasquier has been the International Finance Corporation Nominee Director on seven separate companies, currently serving on the Boards of Itau-Corpbanca (Chile), Ronesans Holding (Turkey), and Advans SA (Luxembourg).

Mr. Pasquier graduated from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Montpellier. He is fluent in French and Portuguese. He has served on IAU's Board of Directors since 2020.

Mary Frances Pearson '74-'75

International Attorney

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Former Chairman of the Board 2012-2018
Board of Directors Member Since 1998

 

Brian Proctor '84

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Loyola Medical Center and School of Medicine

Board of Directors Member Since 2003

 

Mary Frances Pearson '74-'75

International Attorney

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Former Chairman of the Board 2012-2018
Board of Directors Member Since 1998

Mary Frances Pearson is chairman of the board for IAU. She is a former Partner of Global Public Policy at Ernst & Young (EY). In her most recent EY role, she worked with the profession to help develop policy during the recent financial crisis in the United States and in Europe.

After earning her JD degree, Ms. Pearson went to work for the IRS and later held a senior level role on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance where she helped lead the effort to draft and pass the Tax Reform Act of 1986. She joined EY's tax practice in 1987 and rose quickly to become one of the firm’s first female tax partners. As a Partner in the National Tax Practice, she consulted with clients on international tax issues.

Ms. Pearson has her JD and MLT and has published several international tax and treaty articles for professional publications. She also volunteers for animal rescue and is an alumna of IAU (1974-75), has served on the board since 1998.

Brian Proctor '84

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Loyola Medical Center and School of Medicine

Board of Directors Member Since 2003

Dr. Brian Proctor, a board-certified Ophthalmologist, has been practicing in the Chicago area for over 20 years. He has performed thousands of ocular surgeries ranging from complex intraocular cataract procedures to delicate oculoplastic/reconstructive operations. After graduation from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his Residency with the Detroit Ophthalmology Consortium, where he served as Chief Resident. During his studies, he performed research both in the U.S., at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and abroad at Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.

Publications authored by Dr. Proctor have appeared in journals which include the American Journal of Ophthalmology and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a Fellow in the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. He has given numerous local lectures and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Proctor is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at Loyola University Medical Center/Stritch School of Medicine, where he trains Ophthalmology Residents in surgical techniques. He also serves as Chief of the Surgery Department at the Loyola University Gottlieb Memorial Campus and has served as the Medical Staff President. Dr. Proctor is an IAU alumnus (1984) and has served on IAU’s board since 2003.

Clare Tufts '67-68

Professor of the Practice Emerita, French and Linguistics, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University

Board of Directors Member Since 2017

 

Sanford J. Ungar

Former President, Goucher College

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

 

Clare Tufts '67-68

Professor of the Practice Emerita, French and Linguistics, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University

Board of Directors Member Since 2017

Clare Tufts is a Professor of the Practice in French and Linguistics, and Director of the French Language Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Her research interests include applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, French theater, and French bande dessinée. Publications include “Re-imaging heroes / rewriting history: the pictures and texts in children's newspapers in France from 1939–45”, in History and Politics in French Language Comics and Graphic Novels, ed. Mark McKinney (University of Mississippi Press, 2008), and Sur le vif, 6th edition (intermediate French textbook and ancillaries), Cengage Publishers, 2014. Clare’s current research and writing is focused on the cartoonist Vincent Krassousky (aka Vica) and his collaborationist work during the Occupation. Clare was a student at IAU in Aix-en-Provence for the academic year of 1967-1968, and taught with IAU in the summer of 1988. She is also co-director and teaching faculty in the Duke-in-Aix summer program, hosted by the IAU in 2016 and again in 2017.

Sanford J. Ungar

Former President, Goucher College

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

Professor Sanford J. Ungar stepped down as president of Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 30, 2014, after thirteen years of service. Under his leadership, Goucher became the first traditional liberal arts college in the United States to require every undergraduate to study abroad. He is now a distinguished scholar in residence at Georgetown University, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard College, where he is teaching a Freshman Seminar on “Free Speech.”

Before becoming the tenth president of Goucher in 2001, Professor Ungar was director of the Voice of America, and he previously served as dean of the School of Communication at American University.

During his career as a journalist, Professor Ungar was a staff writer for The Washington Post, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Washington editor of The Atlantic, and host of “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio. He was a correspondent in Paris for United Press International, and in Nairobi for Newsweek. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Columbia Journalism Review, and New York magazine; he is the author or editor of six nonfiction books.

Fluent in French and Spanish, Professor Ungar has spoken frequently around the world on issues of American foreign policy and domestic politics, free expression, human rights, and immigration.

Professor Ungar obtained his A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a Master's degree in International History from the London School of Economics. He has received honorary doctorates from Goucher and from Wilkes University. He serves on the boards of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies; Collegiate Directions, Inc.; and IAU. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Public Interest Declassification Board.

Professor Ungar has served on the IAU Board since 2014.

Kurt Volker '84

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Board of Directors Member Since 2010

 

Elizabeth Woodworth '92

Founder, Wood & Co. Consulting

Board of Directors Member Since 2020

 

Kurt Volker '84

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Board of Directors Member Since 2010

Ambassador Kurt Volker is formerly the Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, part of Arizona State University. Ambassador Volker served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO in 2008-2009, and was a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, with over 23 years of experience working on European political and security issues under five U.S. Administrations.

Since leaving government, he has been involved with a variety of think-tank and business consulting activities. He remains active as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and as a Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Council. He has previously served as Managing Director – International for BGR Group, Senior Advisor at McLarty Associates, and an Independent Director of the Wall Street Fund. He is an alumnus of IAU (1984) and has served on the board since 2010.

Elizabeth Woodworth '92

Founder, Wood & Co. Consulting

Board of Directors Member Since 2020

Elizabeth Woodworth is Founder and Principal of Wood & Company Consulting, a small marketing, research, and communications firm specializing in the sustainability space. She launched the company in 2016 after more than 20 years of working in the marketing and communications fields.

During her career, Elizabeth has held positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She has worked as VP of Communications and Community Engagement at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Director of Sustainability and Communications at Enviva, and Director of Marketing for the Lancôme brand at L'Oréal. A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth has led discussions, moderated panels, and spoken at numerous conferences, corporate events, and universities.

Elizabeth is an alumna of IAU (1992), received a BA in international studies and French from the University of Richmond, an MBA from The Wharton School, and an MA in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks fluent French in addition to her native English and lives in the Washington DC metropolitan area with her husband Erik, her son Alexandre, and her daughter Eleanor.

Elizabeth has served on the IAU board since 2020.

Greg Wyatt

Artist

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

 

Greg Wyatt

Artist

Board of Directors Member Since 2014

Greg Wyatt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Columbia College in 1971 and studied classical sculpture for three years at the National Academy of Design’s School of Fine Arts under sculptor Evangelos Frudakis, N.A. He earned his Masters of Arts degree at Columbia University, Teachers College in ceramic arts in 1974; in 1976 he was an Ed. D. candidate having completed his doctoral coursework in art education.

Greg Wyatt is a native of Grand View-on-Hudson, New York located south of Nyack, home of Edward Hopper. He was nurtured in the artistic tradition of his native Hudson River Valley at an early age by his father, Professor William Stanley Wyatt, painter and fine arts professor at Columbia University and the City College of the City University of New York.

Cast bronze is his medium of artistic expression. Dr. Anthony Janson, editor of W.H. Janson’s History of Art, has stated that Greg Wyatt’s work is based on the philosophy of “spiritual realism.” His mature style merges realistic images inspired by his readings of the Great Books content with creative masses of form, space and energy. His lyricism evokes poetry while his work process is attentive to craftsmanship and the fine details of cast bronze. Greg Wyatt's works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University, among other institutions and collections, and can be seen in more than 20 public spaces in cities from New York to Beijing. Mr. Wyatt has been a board member since 2014.