Emma Jaster specializes in physical expression and communication. Her work onstage, in the world, and in the classroom focuses on the cross-cultural and humanizing potential of performance. She is Associate Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics where she works with international artists at the intersection of politics and performance and develops courses to share the skills of the stage for the sake of diplomacy and advocacy. In addition to her work at Georgetown, she is on faculty at The Shakespeare Theater Company’s Academy of Classical Acting, and an Associate Artist of Heartbeat Opera in NYC. She studied at the Lecoq school in Paris, and has served as an unofficial cultural ambassador in India, China, Poland, Mexico, and beyond.