Barry Pousman has recently joined the Institute for the Future, a non-profit think tank where he works on strategy and content initiatives. Barry is also a co-founder at Variable Labs, an immersive technology lab focused on creating tools for corporate learning and development. Variable Labs' clients include Google, Deloitte, Facebook, and other top-tier organizations where they create and consult on Virtual Reality content, platforms, and activations.
Barry is formerly a Chief Digital Strategist at the UN where he helped implement effective new media initiatives around the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals. In his work with the UN, Barry created seminal Virtual Reality films (Clouds Over Sidra, My Mother's Wing, etc) and viral video campaigns, organized General Assembly events, and public/private summits and workshops. His work has created measured real-world impact and has screened at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the White House, Sundance, won the Interactive Award at Sheffield Doc Fest and been written about in The New York Times, Vice, the BBC, and beyond.
Barry was also the Director of Digital Programming at Discovery Communications and a founding member of Discovery VR, where his focus was on science, education and global awareness. He oversaw multiple production teams and four digital networks garnering millions of views each week.
Barry is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston where he studied Visual Media and
went on to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal, receiving two Fulbright-Hays
grants from the U.S. Embassy in Dakar for his documentary work.
Barry visited Binghamton University in May 2018.
Juanita Goebertus Estrada is the former Head of the Transitional Justice Group of
the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, former Deputy Director
of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, and recently elected member the Colombian
House of Representatives.
Juanita's visit at Binghamton University was in April 2018.
An expert in transitional justice, Eduardo Gonzalez formerly served as director of
the Truth and Memory Program for the International Center for Transitional Justice
(ICTJ). Eduardo is a key advisor in the truth and reconciliation processes in Peru,
East Timor, Morocco, Liberia, Canada, the Western Balkans and Sri Lanka, among others.
Eduardo was at Binghamton University in November 2017.
Per Bergling is a professor of law at Umeå University in Sweden. He was a senior advisor on international law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, providing counsel to the minister of foreign affairs on matters of international law and foreign policy, particularly related to the Holocaust and mass atrocity prevention. From 1999-2001, he was rule of law advisor to the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Per was at Binghamton University in October 2017.
Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, a career diplomat with 35 years of experience having served in various capacities at the Tanzania Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic missions abroad was the I-GMAP inaugural practitioner-in-residence. She spoke to several classes, met with students and faculty, and made a public presentation on the topic of "African Regional and National Mechanisms on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocity: The Missing Link" as part of Homecoming events.