On Wednesday, 6 May, Wheatley’s World Affairs Club hosted a very special guest speaker: US Ambassador Kathleen Doherty Ambassador Doherty gave a fascinating presentation and hosted a Q & A session with our students.
From 2015 to 2019, Ambassador Doherty was the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. During her distinguished diplomatic career, she also served in senior leadership positions in the U.S. embassies in Rome, Moscow, and London, and in Washington, D.C., including as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Europe and European Affairs. She speaks Italian, Portuguese, and Russian fluently and has received more than fifteen State Department awards, including one of the State Department’s highest awards for her work on transforming relations with the United States and Europe.
Our students were ready with thoughtful questions about Ambassador Doherty’s career, her training, her job responsibilities, and about her life as a career diplomat. She explained many details about her career and added very interesting and funny stories. Our students learned so much about this exciting career path and were really inspired to learn more about the politics of Cyprus. We are so grateful to Ambassador Doherty for taking the time to bring Real-World Learning to our Google Meet. We would like to give special thanks to Wheatley senior Brenden Resnick who helped organize this event.
Thank you as well to our World Affairs Club advisors, Andrew Ardito and Courtney Clarke, for the write-up and photos!