Derek Goldman is chair of Georgetown University's Department of Performing Arts and director of the Theater & Performance Studies Program, as well as co-founding director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, with the mission to harness the power of performance to humanize global politics. He is an award-winning stage director, playwright/adapter, scholar, producer, and developer of new work, whose work has been seen around the country, off-Broadway, and internationally. His work has been seen at theaters such as Steppenwolf, Lincoln Center, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Folger, Round House, Everyman, Mosaic, Theater J, Synetic, the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, McCarter, Segal Center (Montreal), Olney Theater, and others. He is the author of more than 30 professionally produced plays and adaptations, including work published by Samuel French, and he has directed over 100 productions. His engagement with global performance in recent years has taken his work to Sudan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, Poland, South Africa, Australia, Peru, Bulgaria, Japan, Armenia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, France, and throughout the UK, among other places. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group (TCG); vice-president of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute, and founding director of the Global Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts. Other upcoming/current projects include the original stage production Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn, scheduled to resume live performances this fall at leading theaters, and the forthcoming feature film version to be released later this year; as well as his ongoing work on In Your Shoes based in the "Performing One Another" methodology he has developed over the last decade around the world (recently profiled on PBS Newshour and in the Washington Post). He holds a PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University and he received the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers at Georgetown.