DUCIS Welcomes New Diplomat in Residence Julie Ruterbories

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Julie A. Ruterbories became Duke’s newest Diplomat in Residence, this morning, at the Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS). In that role, Julie, will provide insight on the foreign policy process and serve as a campus resource for information on careers with the U.S. Department of State, especially in the foreign service, as well as for information on the foreign service examination process and State Department intern programs. Her office is located in the Franklin Center.

Ms. Ruterbories joins two former Diplomats in Residence in the Franklin Center, Ambassador Patrick Duddy, now a Visiting Senior Lecturer on International Studies and Steve Kelly, Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Canadian Studies. Her immediate predecessor, Bill Lucas. returned to the State Department, in Washington, D.C., in June.

She is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with 21 years of experience in Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Washington, D.C, including her most recent assignment as the Consul General in Amsterdam, from 2009-2012. During these tours she advanced foreign policy interests across a broad range of issues, including democratization and human rights, trade and investment, and immigration. She began her Foreign Service career as a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek and served additional consular tours in Baku, Azerbaijan; London, England; Skopje, Macedonia; and Pristina, Kosovo. In Washington, Ms. Ruterbories served as a congressional liaison officer, where she was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Public Outreach. She also served in the State Department’s Operations Center. Most recently, she worked as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.

Ms. Ruterbories earned an undergraduate degree in History and Soviet Studies from Georgetown University and a graduate degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. She speaks several foreign languages, including German, French, Spanish, Russian and Macedonian. She is currently studying Dutch.

Ms. Ruterbories is married to Dan R. Hildreth, a fellow Foreign Service Officer.