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Claudia Escobar Mejía

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, George Mason University; Executive Director, Be Just.

Full Biography

Claudia Escobar Mejía is a Distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University in the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and the Executive Director of Be Just, an organization that promotes the rule of law by strengthening the institutions of the justice sector supports anticorruption initiatives, and respects human rights. She is also a Practitioner-in-Residence of the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University and a professor at the International Anticorruption Academy -IACA-.

Dr. Escobar is a former judge of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala, recognized internationally as a corruption fighter. She received the Democracy Award, given by the National Endowment for Democracy, and was acknowledged by the Harvard Women’s Law Association in the exhibition “Women inspiring change.” She is affiliated with Transparency International (TI) as a member of the International Council. Also, she sits on the Board of Directors of Integrity Initiatives International (Triple III) and the Integrity Sanctuary Organization.