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Bowdoin alumni have had a major impact on the international stage for over two centuries. They have been presidents, diplomats, merchants, seafarers, teachers, researchers, artists. Many Bowdoin students, past and present, are making a difference in the world through humanitarian and environmental projects -- while others choose to live and work overseas. Today, there are nearly 600 alumni living in 80 foreign countries and active Bowdoin Alumni Clubs around the globe.  

Alumnae Making a Global Impact

Priya Sridhar
Priya Sridhar
Jane Buchanan
Jane Buchanan
Human Rights Watch
Jennifer Black
Jennifer Black '92
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
International Service

George Mitchell George J. Mitchell '54, former Senate Majority Leader, is currently Special U.S. Envoy to the Middle East. In 1996, the governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland asked Senator Mitchell to chair the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, work that ultimately ended decades of conflict. After serving as chancellor of The Queen’s University of Northern Ireland, Mitchell served as chairman of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of crises in international affairs.

Thomas Pickering Thomas Pickering '53 has served as U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, India, and Russia. As U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Tom was largely responsible for forging the international coalition that responded to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and Swahili, and has a working knowledge of Russian, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is a career diplomat who Time magazine once called the “five star general of the diplomatic corps."

Christopher Hill Christopher Hill '74, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, is dean of the University of Denver's School of International Studies, one of the top international studies schools in the world. In his more than 30 years of foreign service, Hill has led the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, served as U.S. Ambassador to both Poland and the Republic of Macedonia, as well as Special Envoy to Kosovo.