Maureen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French from Newcomb College at Tulane University and a Master of Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University. Maureen is a former U.S. Ambassador and career diplomat. She currently serves on the adjunct faculty of New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and the City University of New York’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Maureen teaches courses on post-conflict governance and development and Middle East politics. Most recently at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York, Maureen led global programs and professional development seminars in partnership with governments and multilateral organizations, including the United Nations, the African Union, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Maureen’s other non-profit experience was at the headquarters of Girl Scouts of the USA, where she established global service-learning and civic engagement programs for girls across 90 countries. Maureen’s diplomatic career included working in leadership positions in Afghanistan, Morocco, and Qatar (Ambassador 2001-2004) and as an economic officer in Washington, Guinea, Pakistan, and Panama.