Dundon, Bumiller join GMF as Transatlantic Fellows
Laurie Dundon, former special advisor to Madeleine Albright, will work on wider Europe and Elisabeth Bumiller, correspondent for the New York Times, will finish work on Condoleezza Rice biography
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WASHINGTON (June 29, 2007) - Laurie Dundon and Elisabeth Bumiller have joined the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) as transatlantic fellows.
Dundon, previously special advisor to the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Albright Group LLC, will focus her efforts on transatlantic cooperation issues that include the Balkans, growing cooperation in the Middle East, and new trends in transatlantic cooperation between nongovernmental actors on conflicts, such as Darfur. Bumiller, currently on leave from the New York Times, is finishing a biography on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
"We are privileged to have two such experienced and knowledgeable individuals join GMF's network of transatlantic fellows," said GMF President Craig Kennedy. "Their arrivals will continue GMF's efforts in shaping important policy debates between the United States and Europe."
Dundon's work at the Albright Group included advising major multinational corporations on strategic relationships in markets across the European Union as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Africa. She also served in the European Affairs Bureau of U.S. Department of State primarily in postings covering Kosovo, and as an advisor to the special envoy of the President and Secretary of State for Democracy in the Balkans.
Bumiller comes to GMF from the New York Times' Washington bureau. She is the author of The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family (Times Books, 1995) and May You Be the Mother of A Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India (Random House, 1990). She also worked for the Washington Post, first as a Style section reporter and then as a foreign correspondent for New Delhi and Tokyo.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States is a nonpartisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working on transatlantic issues, by convening leaders to discuss the most pressing transatlantic themes, and by examining ways in which transatlantic cooperation can address a variety of global policy challenges. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest.