Boris Maguire

Graduate Student Boris Maguire Shows Leadership at Columbia University

Boris Maguire is studying towards his masters degree in development practice at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. He serves as president of the SIPA New Media Task Force and Communications Director for the SIPA Humanitarian Affairs Working Group. His studies focus on communication and technology for development, particularly in post-conflict or disaster scenarios. At SIPA he has worked on the design and implementation of ICT4D projects in Mexico with the startup mWater and on a USAID project in Cambodia.

Previously, Boris Maguire spent four years in Washington DC as a communications and production associate with America Abroad Media and the Clerk for the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs. Boris Maguire was also a congressional security scholar with the Truman National Security Project in Washington, DC and has written multiple articles published in the Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs publication. Boris earned his BA in international relations and history from Duke University in 2008 and studied for a semester in Barcelona at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He also spent a year as a high school teacher in the Dominican Republic and has worked on agricultural development for the GROW Initiative in Ecuador. At SIPA