WorldChicago is excited to announce Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin as our honorary chair for the upcoming Toast to Twenty Years: A Celebration of President Peggy Parfenoff's Twentieth Year with WorldChicago on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 5:30 PM at Carnival Restaurant (702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661).
Ambassador Levin holds the title of distinguished lecturer at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs where she addresses environmental and international issues. She also served as vice president of external affairs at the Chicago Field Museum, where she directed outreach efforts and campaigns for funding. Levin also served as a legal advisor for the Illinois State Board of Education, and as a senior consultant for Res Publica Group. Levin’s professional experience includes over 20 years of legal practice.
Levin has held board positions with the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, WWCI, WTTW-WFMT, the Harris Public Policy of the University of Chicago, the East Bank Club, the Advisory Board of the U.S Bank, DePaul University, Colombia College Chicago, the Merit School of Music, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Roosevelt Institute, American Friends of the Mauritshuis, and the Netherlands-America Foundation. Levin also chaired and held membership on the Arts Alliance Illinois Board of Directors.
In 2013, Ambassador Levin received the Illinois Arts Alliances “Citizen Advocate Award,” the Loyola Law School’s Damen Award for community service in 2016, and was awarded Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by the King of Netherlands in 2018.
Levin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian language and literature from Northwestern and obtained her JD from the Loyola University of Law. Levin also possesses an honorary LLM degree from Knox College. She has two children and two grandchildren and lives with her husband in Winnetka, Illinois.
WorldChicago staff and leadership has been able to work with Ambassador Hartog-Levin during her tenure as the 65th U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands in 2009 to 2011. It is during this time that the ambassador was able to see first hand, through WorldChicago's work with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the dedication and impact of WorldChicago locally and internationally. The partnership continued in 2016, when WorldChicago featured Ambassador Hartog-Levin as our Spring Diplomacy Luncheon speaker.
WorldChicago is honored for the support of Ambassador Hartog-Levin and hopes to continue our work and partnership in bringing the world to Chicago through citizen diplomacy.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the upcoming Toast to Twenty Years: A Celebration of President Peggy Parfenoff's Twentieth Year with WorldChicago on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM at Carnival Restaurant (702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661) please click here.