Cynthia Schneider

Professor in Practice of Diplomacy
Georgetown University

Cynthia P. Schneider, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy.  Ambassador Schneider co-directs the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown, as well as the Los Angeles-based MOST Resource (Muslims on Screen and Television). Additionally, she co-directs the Timbuktu Renaissance, an innovative strategy and platform for countering extremism and promoting peace and development, which grew out of her work leading the Arts and Culture Dialogue Initiative  within Brookings’ Center for Middle East Policy. Dr. Schneider speaks and publishes frequently on topic related to arts, culture, and media and international affairs (Huffington,  Foreign Policy,  Brookings).

Professor Schneider teaches courses in Diplomacy and Culture in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, where, from 1984-2005, she was a member of the art history faculty, and published on Rembrandt and seventeenth century Dutch art.

From 1998-2001, she served as U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands.