Helena Kane Finn, vice president and program director at the American Council on Germany, will offer insights on careers in the diplomatic corps during a visit to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on Thursday, October 18.
Finn will speak on “Public Diplomacy in a Global World: Shaping Policy, Reaching Audiences, Resolving Conflicts” at 4 p.m., in Room 8417, Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Her talk is sponsored by the Madison Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the UW–Madison Center for German and European Studies, Center for European Studies and European Union Center of Excellence.
Finn, who has been at the American Council on Germany since September 2010, has a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State. Most recently, she served as minister-counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin (2007-10) and as counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (2003-07).
She has been the Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (2002-03) and director of the Turkish Studies Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (2002).
As acting assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2000-01), Finn oversaw the State Department’s global academic, professional, and youth exchanges, including Fulbright and the International Visitor program.
Prior to that, she served overseas as the counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey (1997-2000), and at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria (1995-97). Previously she was the Public Affairs Officer and Director of the Amerika Haus in Frankfurt, Germany (1992-95).
For more information, contact the Center for European Studies at (608) 265-6295.