For starters, she has a Wikipedia page in her name. Currently serving in the capacity of the President at the revered University of Pennsylvania, she hails from the pre-eminent London School of Academics as well as the Harvard University where political science and political theory remained her prime subjects and key areas of interest. A distinct scholar, and apart from that, an erudite mind who can hold onto her own in room full of distinguished gentlemen, there’s a bright twinkle and quietly discerning aura about a lady called Amy Gutmann, who was recently nominated by none other than the US President Joe Biden for the ambassadorial role to Germany.
At an age where most women are happily laidback in their lives and doing nothing more than perhaps cuddling old pets or spending time with their grown up grandchildren, perhaps looking forward to their marriages, Amy Gutmann, 71, is preparing to write a new course in the US-German ties, that under the rule of former President Donald Trump had gone cold and a bit astray, to say the least.
But do you know what also sets Amy Gutmann apart from many around her isn’t just her stellar academic record and background.
Well here’s the most dramatic and yet, inspiring part of the Brooklyn, New York-born!
Imagine the life of a woman whose forefathers had to flee Nazi Germany under the tyrannical rule of Adolf Hitler. And then one day that very woman reaches a position as to be nominated for an Ambassadorial role from the US to the very country her elders escaped from?
It’s both funny and interesting to note how life turns out sometimes- right?
And where it comes to that, then look no further than the life of Amy Gutmann, who has the support and regard of one of the most distinguished men on the face of the earth, in Joe Biden himself!
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Here’s what Reuters had to report on the story:
Her nomination was handed to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in mid-June, one of the sources told Reuters. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gutmann would replace interim appointee Robin Quinville.
Quinville took over last year from Richard Grenell, a Trump ally who stepped down after little more than two years in the job.
“With Amy Gutmann, Joe Biden is relying on an experienced bridge builder. She is taking on a difficult legacy after Richard Grenell,” Johann Wadephul, deputy parliamentary leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance, told Reuters.
A German foreign ministry spokesperson said that, while it could not confirm the move, Berlin would welcome the nomination, and that the post had enormous significance for developing future relations.
That being told, Ms Gutmann who holds many distinguished positions apart from the venerable diplomatic calling that could script a glorious new chapter in her life, also serves on the board of the revered Vanguard Group, which happens to be one of the world’s largest and among the most distinguished investment firms around.
Although, as of now, the US Embassy in Berlin hasn’t responded to the development. It could soon, however, happen in the course of the future.