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Raul Roman

Raul Roman

Adjunct Lecturer


Raul Roman is the Founder and Executive Director of DAWNING, a social venture devoted to high-impact, research-driven storytelling on global development, climate change and human rights across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Raul's nontraditional work, at the intersection of social science research, journalism and the visual arts, has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera, Die Zeit, El Pais, and other publications in eight languages. Throughout his career, Raul has served governments, nonprofits, multilaterals and foundations in over 30 countries, mostly as a specialist in innovative research applications in difficult contexts. Raul obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Communication and International Development at Cornell University, and a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Seville (Spain). He’s held teaching positions at Cornell, the University of Washington, and the University of Southern California. Since 2008, Raul teaches a course on social science methods in international affairs at the SAIS campus in Washington, DC.