Bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux

« La valeur et l’importance de l’institut ne se mesurent pas à ce qu’il accumule entre ses murs, mais à ce qu’il envoie au monde. »

- Joseph Henry, premier secrétaire du Smithsonian (1850)

 

Notre mission

Nous misons sur la créativité, les ressources et l’expertise de tout le Smithsonian pour favoriser de vrais changements dans le monde et avancer dans notre mission : accroître et diffuser le savoir

View our 2018 Annual Report to learn more.

Notre équipe

Matthew Lutkenhouse

Matthew Lutkenhouse

Matthew Lutkenhouse is the Acting Director for the Office of International Relations and Global Programs. He comes to the Smithsonian with nearly 20 years of experience working in conservation and international development with a particular focus on marine conservation in tropical ecosystems. Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of global projects in science and conservation, he works closely with the Smithsonian’s science units and many distinguished scientists on strategy and implementation of their priority programs and applied research around the world. Matt received his BA in Economics from Stanford University and his MA in International Development from American University. He has lived and worked in Latin America, Africa and Asia and speaks Spanish and Portuguese as well as some French, Indonesian, and German.

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Aviva Rosenthal

Aviva Rosenthal est conseillère en chef du Bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux du Smithsonian. Elle compte plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans les secteurs public, privé et associatif. Elle gère un important portefeuille de partenariats stratégiques entre la Smithsonian Institution et les autorités internationales, des fondations, des ONG et d’autres organisations, en plus des collaborations actuelles du Smithsonian avec plusieurs administrations fédérales américaines, en particulier le département d’État américain. Aviva a visité plus de 40 pays à titre professionnel, se concentrant en particulier sur la diplomatie publique et les relations entre les peuples. Elle rapporte invariablement de chaque pays visité une boule à neige destinée à la vaste collection de sa fille.

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Lauren Appelbaum

Coordinatrice de programmes au Bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux de la Smithsonian Institution, Lauren Appelbaum a longuement travaillé sur le partenariat du Smithsonian avec le département d’État américain au sujet du projet d’évaluation et de réaménagement des American Spaces (Espaces américains), visant à améliorer les espaces de la diplomatie publique à travers le monde. Avant de rejoindre le Smithsonian, Lauren a travaillé pour des institutions culturelles du District de Columbia, telles que le National Trust for Historic Preservation, la Society of the Cincinnati et l’International Arts and Artists’ Hillyer Art Space. Son travail consiste à s’occuper des collections de musées, à les préserver et à les rendre accessibles à un public très varié. Lauren est titulaire d’une licence de l’Université Emory et d’un Master en muséologie de l’Université George Washington. Son conseil pour voyager : vérifiez toujours votre aéroport de départ avant de partir. Plusieurs fois. Vous gagnerez du temps et vous vous épargnerez du stress en allant tout de suite au bon aéroport. (C’est l’expérience qui parle.)

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Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh

Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Global Science Officer with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations and Global Programs. In this role, she develops programming for the Smithsonian Conservation Commons, an action-oriented network that works across culture, history, art, and science to advance conservation-based solutions in communities worldwide. She contributes directly to the development and implementation of research, outreach, networking and education-related project activities. Taking pressing global and scientific issues, she designs creative avenues to bring them to key audiences in ways that provoke conversation and lead to positive action for the environment within the Commons’ flagship Earth Optimism initiative. As a social scientist, Dr. Bryant-Tarpeh brings a humanistic perspective to the Smithsonian’s conservation and sustainability research and programming. She holds a BA in economics from Spelman College. She earned her MA and PhD in African Studies from Howard University in which she focused on the intersection of Indigenous women’s land and natural resource rights and food and nutrition security in West Africa. As she loves spending time in nature, her favorite travel experiences have been visiting the rainforests and waterfalls in Maui, Hawaii and in the Volta Region of Ghana.

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Liz Tunick Cedar

Liz Tunick Cedar is the Manager of Global Cultural Sustainability Programs in the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution, where she is responsible for leading new partnership development and overseeing the strategic planning and execution of global projects in art and culture. She works with national governments and foreign museums on preserving, developing, and designing cultural institutions, training museum professionals, and enhancing public engagement. She also contributes to the Institution’s efforts to preserve and protect cultural assets in crisis. She has worked previously at several major U.S. museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Clark Art Institute, and the National Gallery of Art, where she was also a Kress Fellow. Ms. Tunick received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.A. in Art History from Williams College. She enjoys practicing her French any chance she gets.

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Susan Cleary

Susan Cleary is the Senior Diplomatic Advisor in the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution. She is a senior Foreign Service Officer on a detail from the U.S. Department of State. She is especially interested in exploring ways of communicating science and policy through experiential programming, culture and the arts.   Susan was most recently Senior Advisor for Entrepreneur Recruitment for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019.  Before that, she was Director of Policy and Public Outreach at State’s Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. She has served in a variety of public diplomacy positions throughout her career at U.S. Embassies in Ireland, Ukraine, Russia, Spain and Poland and brings extensive experience creating international public engagement campaigns.

Sara De La Torre Berón

Sara De La Torre Berón

Sara De La Torre Berón is an International Project Coordinator in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations and Global Programs. In this role, she supports many of the Institution’s ongoing international projects, focusing on the cultural and conservation sectors. Sara has experience in developing proposals and curricula, facilitating workshops and trainings, and coordinating large-scale, high-profile events. She also provides support for the Institution’s international visitor exchange program, coordinating appropriate, relevant experiences for international delegations to the Smithsonian. Previously, Sara worked in international higher education, with a particular focus on non-traditional, experiential learning. Sara has a BA in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia, and an MA in Anthropology from the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, where she conducted field work on intangible cultural heritage in the French and Spanish Pyrenees. Sara grew up in Colombia and speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. One of her favorite parts of travel is trying new foods – and she’ll try anything once, no matter how exotic!
 

Britta Garfield

Britta Garfield

Britta Garfield is an Advisor for global science and conservation in the Office of International Relations. She is responsible for building strategic partnerships and raising the profile of Smithsonian science in international fora such as under the Convention on Biological Diversity. She also contributes to the global efforts of the pan-institutional Smithsonian Conservation Commons initiative, an action network bringing together scientists and experts in cultural heritage to advance evidence-based solutions and tools. Prior to joining the Smithsonian in 2017, she worked on international policy and program development at the intersection of nature conservation and development for more than ten years. Her previous experience includes global roles with the environmental NGOs Rare and Forest Stewardship Council and the German Development Agency (GIZ) based out of the United States, France, Germany, Korea, and most recently China. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science, Chinese and French from University of Bonn, Germany, and studied abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble in France. In her free time, Britta can be found horseback riding, swimming, running or in her yoga swing. Her husband and their two young children share her love of nature and passion for exploring foreign countries and cultures.

Marie Morse

Marie Morse

Marie Morse est chef de projet dans le bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux de la Smithsonian Institution. Elle travaille actuellement à la mise en œuvre de divers projets internationaux qui ont vocation à promouvoir les patrimoines culturels et leur préservation. Avant de rejoindre le Smithsonian, Marie a géré des projets financés par l’USAID dans des pays tels que la Syrie, l’Afghanistan et la Libye. Elle a eu la responsabilité de diverses tâches de gestion de projet telles que l’implantation et le fonctionnement des bureaux sur le terrain, la supervision du développement et de l’exécution des activités, la conformité financière et réglementaire, ainsi que l’alignement des politiques avec les pratiques du pays hôte en matière de travail et les réglementations de l’USAID. Elle a beaucoup voyagé au Moyen-Orient afin de soutenir la mise en œuvre des projets et pour mieux comprendre le contexte culturel de chaque pays. De 2007 à 2009, elle a été volontaire pour le Corps de la paix aux Philippines, où elle s’est plus particulièrement intéressée aux initiatives de développement et d’éducation de la jeunesse. Elle est titulaire d’un Master en administration publique de l’American University, avec une spécialité dans la gestion internationale, en particulier dans les pays en crise et en conflit. Même si elle adore voyager, Marie a rarement eu la chance de prendre un vol sans des retards considérables ou des bagages perdus.

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Haley Overstreet

Haley Overstreet is the Management Support Assistant with the Office of International Relations and Conservation Commons at the Smithsonian Institution. She provides support to the OIR Management Staff as well as the Program Manager and Director of Conservation Commons. She is also helping with the logistics and management of the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit that will be held in April 2020. Previously, she has worked with the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory Network (ForestGEO) at NMNH in Program Management. Haley holds a BSc. in Environmental Science and Policy, with a concentration in Conservation from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She was first introduced to the Smithsonian at SCBI in Front Royal, VA as an undergraduate student working in the ForestGEO lab. As a Southern Virginia native, Haley enjoys spending time outdoors either hiking, camping or foraging for wild fruits such as the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). She also takes pleasure in homemade baking and exploring many recipes from around the world.

Samantha Peterson

Samantha Peterson

Samantha Peterson is a Senior Advisor in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations and Global Programs, where she supports the development and planning of pan-Institutional programs and serves as Chief of Staff to the Director. She came to the Smithsonian as an ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow to develop mission-driven, revenue-generating global activities in the cultural sector. Dr. Peterson has extensive experience in international and intercultural education including curriculum development, strategic planning, and project management. She earned her BA in French from Williams College and her MA and PhD in French Literature at Boston University where she researched the narrative power of the female body in the work of Émile Zola. She is fluent in French and conversant in Italian, and loves to explore new destinations through local food and wine.

Agnes Bielawska

Agnes Robine

Agnes Robine is the Management Support Specialist for the Office of International Relations and Global Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. A Chicago native, Agnes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has developed her expertise in acquisitions and contracting through numerous training certifications and her time in the private sector. Agnes is responsible for purchase orders, managing budgets, tracking program funds, coordinating travel, and assisting international visa applicants. Agnes credits her time studying abroad in Italy at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center for sparking her interest in International Relations. When not at work, Agnes enjoys an active lifestyle of traveling, boating, attending cultural events, and enjoying a good read.

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Isabella Roden

Isabella Roden est spécialiste des communications numériques au bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux du Smithsonian. Rédactrice, éditrice et responsable des réseaux sociaux pour le site Internet international du Smithsonian, elle aime discuter avec ses collègues du monde entier et ainsi élargir ses connaissances. Elle dirige également la production des séries de vidéos internationales de Smithsonian Global. Après avoir obtenu une licence d’histoire de l’art et d’architecture à l’Université d’Harvard, elle a décroché une bourse d’études Finley de Harvard pour voyager seule à travers le monde pendant un an afin d’écrire sur la conservation des espèces sauvages. Pister à pied des rhinocéros au Zimbabwe et laver des éléphants blessés en Thaïlande comptent parmi ses souvenirs les plus marquants à l’étranger.

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Laine Rover

Laine Rover is the International Exchange Specialist in the Office of International Relations and Global Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. She works closely with Smithsonian units, foreign researchers and visitors, and external agencies to ensure the international group of individuals present at Smithsonian can continue their contributions in their respective fields. Smithsonian staff traveling outside of the United States for work can contact her to help navigate the passport and visa process. Laine has nearly 10 years of experience working with international stakeholders in both the public private sector. She holds an M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies from New York University and has studied in Canada, France, Germany, and Poland. She speaks French and has forgotten all of the Italian and German she learned during her studies.

Sacha Stein

Sacha Stein

Sacha Stein is an Executive Assistant in the Office of International Relations. She provides support to the Director, the Smithsonian's Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large, and OIR as a whole. Previously, she has worked in higher education and with NGOs focused on mass atrocity prevention and civilian protection. Sacha holds a Master's in International Affairs from American University, as well as a BA in Global Development Studies from Queen's University. Sacha grew up in Canada, and speaks French and some Spanish. Some of her favorite travel experiences include watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia and eating all the pastries she could find in France.

Stephanie Wezowicz

Stephanie Wezowicz

Spécialiste de la gestion administrative au Bureau des relations internationales et des programmes mondiaux, Stephanie Wezowicz est responsable du budget général du Bureau et d’un important portefeuille de fonds de projets parrainés d’environ 5 millions de dollars, dont le montant continue d’augmenter. Stephanie travaille pour le Smithsonian depuis 8 ans. Elle a commencé comme agent administratif au Bureau des projets parrainés, avant de passer administratrice du projet Barcode of Life (Code-barre du vivant) au Musée national d’histoire naturelle. Elle a obtenu une licence en arts plastiques au Trinity College en 2003, puis un master en muséologie à l’Université de Syracuse en 2006. Résidente d’Arlington, cette passionnée de course à pied a terminé trois marathons et participé à de nombreuses autres courses au fil des ans.