During the month of January, Banaa candidates are reviewed by Banaa’s expert Board of Advisors. Following the review period, Board members’ comments and insights are consolidated into a cover letter that introduces college admissions officers to Banaa and highlights each candidates’ strengths as applicants and potential as Banaa scholars.
Our board includes experts in international security, peace and conflict, diplomacy and Sudan:
Robert Paul Churchill
Evan Faber co-founded Banaa in 2006 and served as Acting Director of the program from 2008-12. He now chair’s the board of advisors for Banaa. He received his MA in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University.
Eve is a Senior Contracts Administrator for AgustaWestland dealing with government agency and foreign sales. She has worked many years with Banaa and runs several workshops at our annual Summer Summit.
Jimmy is the president and co-founder of Voices for Sudan, a coalition of organizations dedicated to helping Sudan. He has helped raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. He played a key role in passing the U.S. Sudan Peace Act and bringing the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, reinvigorating the peace talks.
Dr. Miller’s fourteen years of academic experience include positions at the University of Maryland, College Park, and teaching adult learners at Prince George’s Community College, prior to joining GWU’s faculty four years ago. Dr. Miller also brings to the academic setting nine years of private consulting experience, focused on communication skills training in business, health care, and non-profit organizations. She runs a workshop on intercultural communication for Banaa’s annual Summer Summit.