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Dr. Marco Tavanti has more than 25 years of experience working internationally in the field of sustainable development, poverty reduction and community development. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Public Service. He is a member of the presidential Sustainability Taskforce Committee at DePaul University. He is director of various international programs, including the Sustainable Chiapas Program, teaching this course with a human rights based approach to sustainable development. He is a Research Fellow for the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI), Senior Wicklander Fellow for the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics (IBPE) and Faculty Advisor for the Coleman Center for Entrepreneurship. Since 1998, Dr. Tavanti has been collaborating with various indigenous Mayan community organizations and Mexican NGOs, including International Service for Peace (SIPAZ). Dr. Tavanti is currently working on a book entitled Sustainable Development Leadership. Other publications include Las Abejas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretism identities in a Globalizing Chiapas (Routledge 2003), analysis of the collective identity of an indigenous civil society organization and their struggle for land rights.