Megan Doherty is a transatlantic fellow with GMF in Washington, DC, where she focuses on issues related to leadership development such as next generation access and equity, public diplomacy, and diversity and inclusion across the transatlantic space. Her expertise includes cross-cultural relations and institutional development, and she has a particular interest in the ways different national and cultural contexts shape leaders’ worldviews and ultimately affect policy innovations.
Doherty has devoted her career to understanding and furthering cross-cultural communication and development. Prior to joining GMF, she was a lecturer in political philosophy at Columbia University in New York City. Her doctoral research in international history, also from Columbia, examined the ways networks of writers mobilized across national lines to rally cultural power as a diplomatic force to counter political extremism during the 20th century. She has written articles for several academic journals, mainstream outlets such as the Huffington Post and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and as a blogger for various outlets. Doherty holds a PhD from Columbia University and a bachelor's (Hons.) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.