Courtney Doggart


Throughout her career, Courtney Doggart has focused on international affairs with an emphasis on people-to-people diplomacy and cross-cultural communication.

Most recently, she was Deputy Director of Global Communications and Media Relations at the Council on Foreign Relations and focused on communications strategy. Prior to that, she was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, where she managed the U.S. embassy’s cultural and educational programming. Ms. Doggart’s field experience includes a Fulbright grant to conduct research on civil society development in Turkey and work with a nonprofit in the Republic of Georgia to research comparative energy efficiency laws. She participated in Network 20/20’s field research trips to Turkey and Iran, and co-authored one of the resulting reports—Iran’s Next Green Revolution: Turning Catastrophe into Cooperation.

For her work, Ms. Doggart has received an individual Superior Honor Award from the U.S. State Department, a group Meritorious Award from the U.S. State Department, and Network 20/20’s Ted Sorensen Award.

Ms. Doggart earned her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she concurrently received a certificate in Russian and Eurasian Studies from the Harriman Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from New York University and speaks Russian. Ms. Doggart is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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