Category: Diverse Diplomacy, Event Announcements, Events

Title: Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan, the first Pickering Fellow to serve as U.S. ambassador

Author: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
Date Published: September 29, 2020
Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am

Join us for a conversation with Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan, the lead event of the academic year in ISD’s Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series. Ambassador Hogan is the first Pickering Fellow to serve as ambassador. He will share his foreign service experiences, his insights on diversity and inclusion, and advice for successful careers in the policy world.

Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series is an ISD project that connects current and former career Civil and Foreign Service officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy.

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About Amb. Dereck J. Hogan 

Dereck J. Hogan is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service. Prior to being sworn in as Ambassador to U.S. Embassy Moldova, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Hogan previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan. Mr. Hogan’s other senior positions in the U.S. State Department include Director of the Central European Affairs and Nordic and Baltic Affairs Offices and Senior Advisor to the President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He previously served as the U.S. Department of State Representative on two civilian-military Provincial Reconstruction Teams in southern and eastern Afghanistan. His other overseas assignments include Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. In Washington, Mr. Hogan served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell and a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center.

Mr. Hogan has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He speaks Russian, Spanish, and Romanian. Mr. Hogan is married to Anny Hogan and they have a daughter named Hannah.