Joan Caivano is deputy to the president and the director of special projects at the Inter-American Dialogue. As such, she manages a a range of institutional responsibilities, including the Dialogue’s Sol M. Linowitz Forum, its publications program, outreach to the press, and membership issues. She also directs the Dialogue’s project on press freedom issues and its work on women’s leadership in the Americas. Caivano worked previously at the Overseas Development Council and the Brookings Institution, and managed several small business enterprises. She has been a frequent guest lecturer on issues of concern to women in Latin America at the Foreign Service Institute. Caivano holds a MA degree in Latin American studies from Georgetown University, where she also completed her undergraduate studies.