On 3 April representatives of U.S. Embassy in Riga offered public lectures on American diplomacy.
- Amy Storrow, the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Riga with a lecture "Surprises in the Life of a U.S. Diplomat".
- Kerri Spindler-Ranta, the Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy in Riga with a lecture "Cultural Diplomacy".
Amy Storrow joined the U.S. Department of State in 2004. She has served in Hermosillo, Mexico; Skopje, Macedonia; and now in Riga, where she is the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Amy worked as a writer, editor, and teacher. She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston. She speaks Spanish, Albanian, and Latvian.
Kerri Spindler-Ranta is the Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy in Riga where she began her tour in July, 2011. Her professional background is in NGO administration and business development. She was a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea in 2002 and in 2008 she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa. Ms. Spindler-Ranta graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. She speaks Russian and French.
The lectures forms part of the Bachelor degree course: RBB186 Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution but is open also for other Bachelor and Masters programme students, in particular from the Law and Diplomacy programme.