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Cynthia Schneider

Walsh School of Foreign Service


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Cynthia P. Schneider is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy in Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service and with Derek Goldman is co-founding director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown. She previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Schneider is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-director of MOST Resource. Her work focuses on cultural diplomacy, particularly in relations with the Muslim world. She previously was a member of Georgetown's art history faculty from 1984 to 2005 and organized exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. From 1998 to 2001, Schneider served as U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands. Schneider received her B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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