Amb. Kelley Currie
Former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Ambassador Kelley Currie served as US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the US Representative at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to her appointment, she led the Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice (2019) and served under Ambassador Nikki Haley as the United States Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternative Representative to the UN General Assembly (2017-2018). Throughout her career in foreign policy, Currie has specialized in human rights, political reform, development, and humanitarian issues, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. From 2009 until her appointment to the USUN leadership, she served as a Senior Fellow with the Project 2049 Institute. She has held senior policy positions with the Department of State, the US Congress, and several international and non-governmental human rights and humanitarian organizations. Currie received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Ambassador Currie joined Spirit of America’s Advisory Board in 2021.