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Annie Schmidt

External Relations Coordinator | schmidt@ipinst.org

Annie Schmidt joined IPI in April 2009. As part of the Data & Design Team, Annie is responsible for coordinating IPI visual presentations, webcasting events, providing web support, and administering the Salesforce database.

Prior to her arrival at IPI, Annie served as Communications/Editorial Intern at the World Federation of United Nations Associations in New York and worked as Program Administrator at the American School in Switzerland for four years.

After graduating with a BA in European History from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, Annie went on to obtain her master’s degree in Regional Studies from Columbia University in New York, specializing in the Balkans. In 2008 she completed her thesis, “Accommodation, Assimilation, Alienation: Muslim Minorities and the Politicization of Identity in Interwar Bulgaria.” She speaks French, German, Italian and Russian.

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