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Fay Hartog-Levin

Ambassador Fay Hartog Levin is a Senior Advisor to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She also serves as Senior Advisor to the Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Levin has taught “The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States” at the University of Chicago Law School since 2014.

Fay Hartog Levin was the 65th Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2009-2011. In that capacity, she was Chief of Mission of an Embassy which included 15 federal agencies, 4 locations and over 250 employees

Prior to her appointment as Ambassador, Levin was a Senior Consultant at Res Publica Group, a public relations and government affairs consultancy in Chicago.

Levin joined the Field Museum in 1997 as its first Vice President of External Affairs, where she was the Museum’s liaison with all federal, state and local government agencies whose activities affected the Museum’s mission.

Ambassador Levin began her career as a legal advisor to the Illinois State Board of Education (1977-81). She joined the law firm Seyfarth Shaw in 1982 representing school boards, private and public colleges.

Ambassador Levin is actively engaged in a variety of civic organizations. She is a member of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Board of Trustees WWCI (public television), the Board of Directors of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, , the Foundation for the National Archives,. and the Roosevelt Institute.  She is a member of the Board of Visitors of Northwestern’s Weinberg College, and the Board  the Netherlands-American Foundation. 

Ambassador Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Russian language and literature.  Levin received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.