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The Ambassadors Forum: Interview with Ambassador Laurie Fulton

On March 11, Ambassador Stuart Holliday interviewed Ambassador Laurie Fulton (US Ambassador to Denmark, 2009-2013) for the Ambassadors' Forum interview series.

The Ambassadors’ Forum is a joint initiative of the Council of American Ambassadors, the Diplomatic Courier magazine, and Meridian International Center. The series captures the views of Ambassadors from around the world on the critical role of diplomacy in addressing current global challenges.

Ambassador Fulton recently retired as a Partner in the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP. Her areas of practice included cybersecurity and data breach, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defence. She is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors, and was recognized as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2004.

As the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, she supported visits by U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, six other Members of the Cabinet and Congressional Delegations, and managed U.S. relations with Denmark in national security, counter-terrorism, arctic policy, piracy and international law enforcement, as well as diplomatic affairs. She organized and co-hosted the Conference on the Role of Women in Global Security for the U.S. and Nordic-Baltic countries in October 2010 in Copenhagen to identify best practices for assisting women living in post-conflict Afghanistan, Liberia, and Uganda. Ambassador Fulton also served as Honorary President of AmCham Denmark and the Danish-American Business Forum. She co-founded Green Partnerships for Growth, a bi-lateral, public-private initiative to develop U.S.–Danish business opportunities in green technology and sustainable growth sectors. Ambassador Fulton serves on the Board of Trustees of premier global leadership organization, Meridian International Center.

To read the interview, please visit the following link.

Date Posted

Mar 13, 2015