The Office of International Relations
——史密森尼博物院首任会长约瑟夫 • 亨利 (Joseph Henry)，1850 年
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——史密森尼博物院首任会长约瑟夫 • 亨利 (Joseph Henry)，1850 年
View our 2020 Annual Report to learn more.
阿维娃•罗森塔尔 is the Director of the Smithsonian's Office of International Relations. She has more than 20 years of diverse experience in government, business and the non-profit sector. Aviva manages a vast portfolio of strategic partnerships between the Smithsonian Institution and international governments, foundations, NGOs, and other organizations, as well as ongoing collaborations between the Smithsonian and various U.S. federal agencies with a focus on the U.S. Department of State. Aviva has traveled to over 60 countries for work and has a focus on public diplomacy and people-to-people connections in her career. She doesn’t come home without a snow globe from each country visited for her daughter’s massive collection.
Matthew Lutkenhouse is the Deputy 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.
Lauren Appelbaum is an International Program Manager in the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution. She has worked extensively on the Smithsonian partnership with U.S. Department of State on the American Spaces Assessment and Redesign Project to enhance public diplomacy venues worldwide. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Lauren worked at cultural institutions in the DC area including National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Society of the Cincinnati, and International Arts and Artists’ Hillyer Art Space. Her work has been focused on the care, preservation, and accessibility of museum collections for a wide range of audiences. Lauren received her BA from Emory University and her MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. Lauren’s best travel tip: always check, and then re-check, your departure airport before leaving home. You’ll save yourself time and stress if you head the right airport the first time around (and yes, she speaks from experience).
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.
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 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 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.
Alex Mackay is a Project Coordinator in the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution, focusing on the USAID-funded My Armenia project. Before joining the Smithsonian, she worked on the Operations & Finance team of the USAID/PEPFAR-funded Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, supporting public health work in over a dozen African countries. Alex graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Geology, and spent time studying abroad in Denmark and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Her favorite travel experience is visiting the Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. When not working or traveling, Alex loves to spend time enjoying nature, going to the theater, and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks.
玛丽•莫尔斯 (Marie Morse) 是史密森尼博物院国际关系与全球项目办公室项目经理。 她目前支持各种全球项目的实施，重点是提高文化遗产和文化遗产保护方面的意识。 在加入史密森尼之前，玛丽曾管理叙利亚、阿富汗和利比亚等美国国际开发署资助的项目。 她负责一系列项目管理任务，如外地办事处注册和运营，监督活动开发和实施，财务和监管合规性，以及确保政策符合东道国劳工惯例和美国国际开发署的规定。 她花了大量时间前往中东地区，以支持项目实施，更好地了解每个国家的文化背景。 她是菲律宾和平队志愿者，致力于 2007-2009 年的青年发展和教育活动。 她拥有美国大学公共管理硕士学位，侧重于国际管理，特别是面临冲突和危机的国家的管理。 她还喜欢旅行，玛丽乘坐的航班经常出现重大延误或丢失行李的情况。
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 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.
伊莎贝拉•罗登 (Isabella Roden)是史密森尼国际关系与全球项目办公室的数字通信专家。 作为史密森尼全球网站的软文作者、编辑、社交媒体经理和管理者，她喜欢与史密森尼世界各地的员工交谈。 她还领导了史密森尼全球国际视频系列的制作。 伊莎贝拉毕业于哈佛大学，获得了艺术和建筑史学士学位。 她随后获得了哈佛大学的芬利奖学金 (Finley Fellowship)，只身周游世界一年，撰写有关野生生物保护的论文。 一些她最喜欢的国外经历：在津巴布韦徒步跟踪犀牛和在泰国清洗受伤的大象。
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.
斯坦芬妮•韦佐维克兹 (Stephanie Wezowicz) 是国际关系和全球项目办公室的行政管理专员。 她负责管理综合办公室预算和多项资助项目基金组合，高达约 5 百万美元并且还在不断增长。 斯坦芬妮已在史密森尼博物院工作 8 年，开始在资助项目处任行政管理员，后又任国立自然历史博物馆生命条形码项目行政管理员。 2003 年，斯坦芬妮毕业于三一学院，获得了工作室艺术学士学位；2006 年，在雪城大学获得了博物馆学硕士学位。 她住在弗吉尼亚州阿灵顿，酷爱跑步。这些年来，她完成了 3 次全程马拉松和无数次其他赛跑。