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Gerardo Gentil

PhD in Public Policy

Gerardo is a PhD student in the Public Policy program with a concentration in Sustainability and Resilience, working on research on flood resilience and stakeholder engagement projects in River Basins in the U.S. to include local voices in policy-making. Prior to joining the Sustainability Science Lab, Gerardo served as Assistant Director of Latin American Programs at Penn State Law, where he oversaw partnerships and the development of recruitment initiatives in Latin America while conducting research on water-related questions and supporting teaching in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Gerardo have worked in the submission of contributions to bills in the Colombian Congress as well as reports to the United Nations Bodies, having experience in research and high-impact litigation. He was a distinguished student at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla-Colombia, teaching Assistant in the area of ​​public law, member of the Group of Strategic Litigation and Public Interest, and leader of several models of multilateral organizations. His academic and professional interests are primarily focused on the interactions between water policy/governance, water diplomacy, and environmental law. Gerardo holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) with a Concentration in Energy and Environmental Law from Penn State Law, and an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from Universidad del Norte, Colombia.

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