The Washington Foreign Law Society
Fireside Chat with Kurt Donnelly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy
Thursday, January 20th, 2022
from 5:00 to 6:00 PM EST
Join the Washington Foreign Society for a fireside chat with Mr. Kurt Donnelly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources.
At a time when domestic policies are increasingly shaped by global dynamics, the role of diplomats assumes a renewed centrality in advancing important government objectives. Mr. Donnelly – who just retired from the foreign service after a distinguished career spanning 33 years and assignments across the world – has most recently played a key role in advancing the Biden Administration’s international climate and energy policy goals. In this fireside chat, Mr. Donnelly will discuss his involvement in US-led energy diplomacy initiatives and his views on US foreign policy priorities in a shifting international order.
The conversation will be led by Michael Teodori, President of the Washington Foreign Law Society.
Before leaving the State Department, Mr. Kurt Donnelly was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Until October 2021, he was the Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources’ Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy. Prior to coming back to Washington, DC, DAS Donnelly served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. His other assignments include the U.S. Mission to NATO, Afghanistan, Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Germany, the National Security Council, Director of the State Department Office for International Religious Freedom, and Director for Central Asian Affairs.