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The Rodolfo Rivas Project podcast is a place for candid conversations in order to learn from remarkable individuals in International Geneva and beyond...My opinions are my own.

Latest Episodes

Luke Lorentzen

In this episode we talk to filmmaker Luke Lorentzen. He presented his new documentary “Midnight Family” at the Zurich Film Festival. The film chronicles the Ochoa family and how they run a private ambulance in Mexico City. It is a really interesting and powerful film. In this conversation we talk to Luke about how he got into filmmaking, his previous projects and we discuss his latest film. We do try to stay away from spoilers, but we did go into some details, so proceed at your own risk. Hope you enjoy the episode and the film as well. Listen in.

39 MIN2 weeks ago
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Luke Lorentzen

Victoria McEvedy

S01E13 - Victoria McEvedy. Victoria is a fellow UDRP panelist and a lawyer with a very rich experience across large international firms and most recently her boutique law firm McEvedys. In this episode, she talks to us about how she got into the law, the challenges of running a boutique practice and why she decided to focus on issues related to media, journalism and technology among others. Take a listen.

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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Victoria McEvedy

David Zonana

In this episode we talk to Mexican filmmaker David Zonana. He presented his new film “Mano de Obra” (Workforce) at the Zurich Film Festival. It is an accomplished film bursting with ideas from an exciting new filmmaker. In our brief conversation with David he tells us about his path to filmmaking, some of his influences and we discuss his film. We do try to stay away from spoilers, but we did go into some details, so proceed at your own risk. Hope you enjoy the episode and the film as well. Listen in.

27 MINAUG 31
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David Zonana

Dr. Grethel Aguilar

S01E12 – Dr. Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She stops by the podcast to talk about how she got involved with protecting nature, the environment, working at the local, regional and international levels, her continued interest in learning and studying and her efforts to ensure gender equity. Please listen in!

45 MINAUG 23
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Dr. Grethel Aguilar

Howard Stupp

S01E11 – Howard Stupp, an Olympian and two-time Pan American gold medalist who until recently served as Director of Legal Affairs at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland stops by the podcast to tells us about growing up in Montreal, competing at the highest levels of wrestling and using his varied and rich experience in his life and professional career. He also tells us a bit about his views on a couple of topics such as doping, the evolution of sports and business and what his day-to-day work entailed. Listen in!

69 MINAUG 18
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Howard Stupp

Enrique Aguayo

S01E10 - Enrique Aguayo. Enrique Aguayo, originally from Guadalajara Mexico, is an engineer and holds a Ph.D. In his career, he has worked in the private sector and then moved to a teaching position in one of Mexico's top schools where he became a successful manager. Since then he moved to Sweden and now is working on assignment for Volvo Group. In this episode he tells us about his experience living and working abroad, how education has shaped him and the influential role his wife has had in his career. Listen in!

60 MINJUL 9
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Enrique Aguayo

Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez

S01E09 – Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Permanent Representative at the Mission of Colombia at the WTO. The one where we learn about Ambassador Gonzalez’ passion for International Affairs and how this lead to a well-rounded career in diplomacy, trade promotion and international trade. Ambassador Gonzalez also tells us about using his studies in his professional life and gives us a brief overview of the current state of affairs at the WTO. Listen in!

47 MINJUL 2
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Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Mauricio Salcedo

S01E08 – Mauricio A. Salcedo. Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mission of Colombia at the WTO. The one where we talk about growing up in Bogota, Colombia and finding his passion for Trade Law and Diplomacy which led Mauricio to Georgetown Law School. From there Mauricio went back home to work as a negotiator for his country. After around 13 years of working in Trade Mauricio gives us his take on the current state of the WTO and what he sees for its future Listen in!

69 MINJUN 28
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Mauricio Salcedo

Gitanjali Brandon

S01E07 – Gitanjali Brandon, Legal Counsel of the Mission of India to the WTO. The one where we talk about growing up in India, finding her passion the law and her journey as a corporate lawyer-turned-diplomat. We also touch on our pop culture influences and food as a potent form of soft power. If you're looking to get a sense of the opportunities in trade law, or wanting to get some pointers on authentic Mexican/ Indian restaurants in Geneva, or just have nothing better to do on a weekend, then this podcast is for you!

61 MINJUN 15
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Gitanjali Brandon

Dr. Luis G. Franceschi

S01E06 - Dr. Luis G. Franceschi (@lgfranceschi) Dean of Strathmore Law School in Nairobi. In this episode we talk about the transformative power of education and the journey of Dr. Franceschi from Venezuela to Kenya. We hear a bit about the current situation in Venezuela as well as the bright future awaiting many of the graduates of Strathmore. Listen in!

44 MINAPR 25
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Dr. Luis G. Franceschi

Latest Episodes

Luke Lorentzen

In this episode we talk to filmmaker Luke Lorentzen. He presented his new documentary “Midnight Family” at the Zurich Film Festival. The film chronicles the Ochoa family and how they run a private ambulance in Mexico City. It is a really interesting and powerful film. In this conversation we talk to Luke about how he got into filmmaking, his previous projects and we discuss his latest film. We do try to stay away from spoilers, but we did go into some details, so proceed at your own risk. Hope you enjoy the episode and the film as well. Listen in.

39 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Luke Lorentzen

Victoria McEvedy

S01E13 - Victoria McEvedy. Victoria is a fellow UDRP panelist and a lawyer with a very rich experience across large international firms and most recently her boutique law firm McEvedys. In this episode, she talks to us about how she got into the law, the challenges of running a boutique practice and why she decided to focus on issues related to media, journalism and technology among others. Take a listen.

46 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Victoria McEvedy

David Zonana

In this episode we talk to Mexican filmmaker David Zonana. He presented his new film “Mano de Obra” (Workforce) at the Zurich Film Festival. It is an accomplished film bursting with ideas from an exciting new filmmaker. In our brief conversation with David he tells us about his path to filmmaking, some of his influences and we discuss his film. We do try to stay away from spoilers, but we did go into some details, so proceed at your own risk. Hope you enjoy the episode and the film as well. Listen in.

27 MINAUG 31
Comments
David Zonana

Dr. Grethel Aguilar

S01E12 – Dr. Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She stops by the podcast to talk about how she got involved with protecting nature, the environment, working at the local, regional and international levels, her continued interest in learning and studying and her efforts to ensure gender equity. Please listen in!

45 MINAUG 23
Comments
Dr. Grethel Aguilar

Howard Stupp

S01E11 – Howard Stupp, an Olympian and two-time Pan American gold medalist who until recently served as Director of Legal Affairs at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland stops by the podcast to tells us about growing up in Montreal, competing at the highest levels of wrestling and using his varied and rich experience in his life and professional career. He also tells us a bit about his views on a couple of topics such as doping, the evolution of sports and business and what his day-to-day work entailed. Listen in!

69 MINAUG 18
Comments
Howard Stupp

Enrique Aguayo

S01E10 - Enrique Aguayo. Enrique Aguayo, originally from Guadalajara Mexico, is an engineer and holds a Ph.D. In his career, he has worked in the private sector and then moved to a teaching position in one of Mexico's top schools where he became a successful manager. Since then he moved to Sweden and now is working on assignment for Volvo Group. In this episode he tells us about his experience living and working abroad, how education has shaped him and the influential role his wife has had in his career. Listen in!

60 MINJUL 9
Comments
Enrique Aguayo

Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez

S01E09 – Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Permanent Representative at the Mission of Colombia at the WTO. The one where we learn about Ambassador Gonzalez’ passion for International Affairs and how this lead to a well-rounded career in diplomacy, trade promotion and international trade. Ambassador Gonzalez also tells us about using his studies in his professional life and gives us a brief overview of the current state of affairs at the WTO. Listen in!

47 MINJUL 2
Comments
Ambassador Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Mauricio Salcedo

S01E08 – Mauricio A. Salcedo. Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mission of Colombia at the WTO. The one where we talk about growing up in Bogota, Colombia and finding his passion for Trade Law and Diplomacy which led Mauricio to Georgetown Law School. From there Mauricio went back home to work as a negotiator for his country. After around 13 years of working in Trade Mauricio gives us his take on the current state of the WTO and what he sees for its future Listen in!

69 MINJUN 28
Comments
Mauricio Salcedo

Gitanjali Brandon

S01E07 – Gitanjali Brandon, Legal Counsel of the Mission of India to the WTO. The one where we talk about growing up in India, finding her passion the law and her journey as a corporate lawyer-turned-diplomat. We also touch on our pop culture influences and food as a potent form of soft power. If you're looking to get a sense of the opportunities in trade law, or wanting to get some pointers on authentic Mexican/ Indian restaurants in Geneva, or just have nothing better to do on a weekend, then this podcast is for you!

61 MINJUN 15
Comments
Gitanjali Brandon

Dr. Luis G. Franceschi

S01E06 - Dr. Luis G. Franceschi (@lgfranceschi) Dean of Strathmore Law School in Nairobi. In this episode we talk about the transformative power of education and the journey of Dr. Franceschi from Venezuela to Kenya. We hear a bit about the current situation in Venezuela as well as the bright future awaiting many of the graduates of Strathmore. Listen in!

44 MINAPR 25
Comments
Dr. Luis G. Franceschi