WASHINGTON, USA – The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) announced that ambassador Kelley Currie will be joining GTI as a member of its advisory board.
“We are honored that ambassador Currie has agreed to join GTI’s advisory board. Her lifelong commitment to the fundamental values of democracy and human rights aligns perfectly with GTI’s mission to help better inform the broader policy communities around the world about Taiwan’s democratic system and its people,” stated GTI executive director Russell Hsiao.
Ambassador Currie is a human rights lawyer and diplomat who has served in a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. She was unanimously confirmed in July 2017 as the United States representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and alternative representative to the UN General Assembly, serving under Ambassador Nikki Haley. She subsequently served as interim senior official in the Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice and as ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the US Representative at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She also has held senior policy positions with the Department of State, US Congress, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
Throughout her career in foreign policy, ambassador Currie has specialized in human rights, political reform, and non-traditional security issues, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region. She is currently a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, with a joint affiliation with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Freedom and Prosperity Center. She also serves as a senior advisor to the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University, and as a member of the board of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the board of governors of the East-West Center; and the advisory boards of Spirit of America, the Vandenberg Coalition, and the Global Taiwan Institute.
“By working with the GTI, I am able to better understand one of the most important and urgent foreign policy challenges we face. They have unparalleled expertise on Taiwan and access to a range of views and – most importantly -Taiwanese voices,” stated ambassador Currie.