Seminar Program Specialist
Ann Hartman is a Seminar Program Specialist in East-West Seminars. She is the coordinator for two major dialogue and exchange programs for Asia, Pacific and United States professionals: the East-West Center's flagship media program, the Jefferson Fellowships for journalists, and the New Generation Seminar for young leaders. Ms. Hartman also serves in an administrative capacity, overseeing day-to-day operations for the East-West Seminars program.
Prior to coming to the East-West Center in 2002, Ms. Hartman spent four years as the Associate Peace Corps Director for programming and training for the Peace Corps operation in Uzbekistan, Central Asia. In this role, she ensured quality work assignments for over 100 volunteers and a positive development outcome for the Uzbekistan government in Peace Corps' three areas of activity: education, business development and health. In addition, Ms. Hartman has been a teacher, trainer, program coordinator and evaluator in a wide range of international and U.S. contexts. She was a Peace Corps volunteer teacher/teacher trainer in Pakistan from 1990-1991 and was in the first group of volunteers ever to serve in Bulgaria from 1991-1993. She has a master's degree in international education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in psychology and teaching certifications in English as a second language and social studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.