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Dr. Ponce is a lecturer in the MA in Non-Profit Management program, teaching and designing the Fundraising course. Dr. Ponce is also a Senior Lecturer in the Columbia University SPS Non-Profit Management program, teaching and developing the Governance, Leadership and Managing the Mission-Based courses. He was previously a lecturer at Northeastern University, where he developed the curriculum and taught courses for the Global Studies and International Relations Master of Science Program. Dr. Ponce was also a lecturer at Tufts University, Venezuelan Central University, and Andres Bello Catholic University. Dr. Ponce has over three decades of experience working in the fields of Governance, Civil Society Development, Non-Profit Management, Networking, Public-Private Partnerships, Human Rights and Democracy Empowerment in the U.S. and globally. He has monitored, fundraised and executed program activities of over $90 Million, for an extensive portfolio of private and public donor-funded programs, including USAID, DRL, OTI, DOS, IAF, NED, European Union, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, DFAIT, World Bank, CAF, IAF, Kellogg, Tinker Foundation, among others.

Additionally, Dr. Ponce has played important roles as social, political, economic, policy and management consultant to countless national and international non-profits, government agencies, private companies and institutions in strategic management, planning, governance, judicial reform, rule of law, accountability, social responsibility, regulatory, fundraising, empowerment, environmental, alternative dispute resolution and human rights. Dr. Ponce also played a role at international and regional non-profits networks; he is a former member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, a former member of the International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies, and former General Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (Redlad). He is the Senior Fellow at Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and fundraiser for several non-profits. He was the Director for Latin American and the Caribbean and a Senior LAC Fellow at Freedom House where he successfully managed a multimillion regional portfolio with multiple programs in various countries. He is active in the media as El Tiempo Latino newspaper Anti-Corruption Source/Columnist, and he writes op-eds and articles for several newspapers in the U.S. and Latin America, published several books and he was the Co-Editor of the Nueva Politica Magazine.

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