Undergraduate Ceremony Speaker: Dereck Hogan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

On Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m. in the John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center, the undergraduate class of 2019 will hear from Dereck Hogan (A&S ’95), U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova in Eastern Europe. 

Hogan began his service as an American diplomat in 1997 and became one of the U.S. Department of State’s experts on Eastern Europe following five Foreign Service tours in Eastern Europe and Russia. He held senior leadership positions at U.S. missions overseas and domestically, most recently as deputy executive secretary of the U.S. Department of State. He was named ambassador in 2018. 

Hogan studied politics, philosophy and economics through the University Honors College. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in politics and philosophy from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in 1995. After Pitt, he received a Master of Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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