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Cecilia Nahon Adjunct Professor WCL,Washington College of Law

Additional Positions at AU
Executive Director, Model G20 Initiative
Adjunct Professor, School of International Service (SIS)
Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Economics Orientation), Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) | M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics (LSE) | B.A. in Economics, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

Languages Spoken
English & Spanish
Ambassador Nahón is a Ph.D. economist specialized in international affairs and development, with +20 years of high-level public policy, diplomatic and academic experience. She is the founder and Executive Director of the American University Model G20 Initiative, the first U.S.-based complete and accurate simulation of the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

Previously, Cecilia Nahón served as Ambassador of Argentina to the United States (2013-15) and as Sherpa (top negotiator) of Argentina to the G20 (2012-15). In such capacities, she conducted high-level bilateral and multilateral negotiations on trade, investment, labor and employment, climate change, debt, development and global taxation.

Her government experience also includes her roles as Secretary of International Economic Relations (2012) and Undersecretary of Investment Development (2011) of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, she was Head of the Investment Strategy Department of Argentina’s National Agency for Investment Development (2008-2010). While holding these positions, she represented Argentina at the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, CELAC and MERCOSUR.

On top of her role as Executive Director of the Model G20 Initiative, Ambassador Nahón teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses at the School of International Service (SIS) and the Washington College of Law (WCL). Recent courses include “Theory and Practice of the G20” and “International, Legal and Policy Issues in Sovereign Debt Restructuring”. In her role as Ambassador as well as throughout her career she had the opportunity to deliver speeches and presentations in numerous universities, labor and business organizations, think tanks, and international organizations across the world.
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