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ambassador , political science professor

Cynthia Perrin Schneider, American former ambassador, political science professor. Recipient Exceptional Service Order, Office of United States Secretary of Defense, 2001.


Schneider, Cynthia Perrin was born on August 16, 1953 in Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor in Fine Arts magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, Harvard University, 1984.


Assistant curator European paintings Museum Fine Arts, Boston, unitl 1984. Assistant professor art history Georgetown University, Washington, 1984-1990, associate professor art history, 1990—2004. Ambassador to The Netherlands American Embassy, The Hague, 1998-2001.

Director, life sciences & society initiative Georgetown University, Washington, since 2003, distinguished professor in practice of diplomacy, Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative scholar-in-residence. Lecturer on Rembrandt and Dutch art in United States and Europe. Vice-chair President's Committee on Arts and Humanities.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Rembrandt's Landscapes, 1990. Organizer, writer (catalog) Rembrandt's Landscape Print and Drawings, National Gallery Art, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Member steering committee Creative American, chair federal design subcommittee. Coordinator arts policy Clinton-Gore Campaign, 1992. Board director National Museum Women in Arts, Australian-American Leadership Dialogue.

Supervisory board Royal Ahold, 2001—2005. Advisory board Strawberry Frog, Inc. Board director Wesley Theological Seminary, Council American Ambassadors.

Board advisory Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. International board advisory, Institute for the Study of Europe Columbia University. American board Anne Frank House Foundation.


Married Thomas J. Schneider. 2 children.

Thomas J. Schneider