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Judith Baroody


Judith Baroody, a Senior Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State with the rank of Minister Counselor, is among the current group of Fellows at GMFUS. Her focus at the German Marshall Fund is on the use of public diplomacy in conflict resolution.

Dr. Baroody most recently served as Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, responsible for media relations and cultural affairs for the Embassy and six field posts. She concurrently served as chairman of the U.S.-France Fulbright Board. Previously, she was Senior Advisor in the Office of Rule of Law at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, working to rebuild Iraq’s legal system. Prior postings include Syria, Israel, Morocco, Cyprus and Chile. Washington assignments include Director of Public Diplomacy for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and Director of Strategic Planning for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

A graduate of William and Mary (BA), the University of Virginia (MA), the National War College (MS) and American University (PhD, International Relations), Dr. Baroody has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Her book, Media Access and the Military: the Case of the Gulf War, was published in 1998, and she currently serves on the editorial board of the Foreign Service Journal.  Before beginning her diplomatic career, Judith was a reporter and documentary producer. Her husband, Dr. Richard Krueger, is a defense industry analyst.