Practitioner seminar series | An IBEI Alumni in New York: Insights from the United Nations Headquarters
IBEI Alumni Irma Pérez (UNHQ)
During the course of the academic year 2021/22 IBEI hosts a series of lectures by practitioners in the field of international relations and development.
The practitioner seminar series is intended to give IBEI students and attendees an opportunity to engage with international professionals about their personal work experience, the organizations they represent, and to learn about possible career trajectories in international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Each lecture will allow ample room for questions and inputs from the audience.
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Irma Pérez has over 17 years of professional experience including different positions in the United Nations, the private sector and international organizations. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in UNHQ with a focus in the participation of the civil society in the Economic and Social Council. In 2019 she was selected to join on a temporary assignment the Transition Team of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General assisting in all aspects of the repositioning of the UN development system in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to her experience in the UN, she worked in the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA) and the Central Bank of Mexico performing different activities related to international remittances, systems of payments and monetary policy. Ms. Pérez holds diverse academic credentials including a Master in International Relations with a specialization in International Political Economy from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) 2008-09, a Certificate of Global Affairs from the New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of the Valley of Mexico.