SPEAKER: Mary Curtin, Diplomat in Residence/Global Policy Area Chair, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Dr. Mary T. Curtin, a Minnesota native, joined the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as Diplomat-in-Residence in 2013 after a twenty-five year career as a Department of State Foreign Service Officer.  As Diplomat-in-Residence, she teaches courses in foreign policy and diplomacy and serves as Chair of the Global Policy Area.

During her Foreign Service Career, she served at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels; as Political Counselor in Warsaw, Poland; and at missions in Tunisia, Mali, and Chile, as well as in Washington, D.C. She has expertise in issues including European affairs, the EU and NATO; Middle East policy; human rights and democratization, and non-proliferation. She was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1995 UN Conference on Women.  During her time in Warsaw (2004-2008) and Brussels (2008-2011) Dr. Curtin engaged in joint US-Polish and US-EU responses to tensions with Russia over Ukraine and Georgia, and to support Ukraine’s development as an independent democracy.

Dr. Curtin earned a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in the City of New York (1986), writing her dissertation on “Hubert H. Humphrey and the Politics of the Cold War, 1943-1954.” She also has a Masters in Security Studies from the U.S. Army War College (2003), and a BA from the University of Notre Dame (1977). She speaks French, Polish, and Spanish.

SPONSORED BY The United Nations Association of Minnesota   

CO-SPONSORED BY Global Minnesota

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