Alexia Latortue to Deliver Keynote Address at Fletcher Convocation
The Fletcher School is pleased to announce that Alexia Latortue, F97, will deliver keynote remarks at Academic Convocation on Friday, September 8th, 2023.
Latortue is the Assistant Secretary of International Trade and Development for the United States Department of the Treasury. In this role, she oversees the Department’s work on international financial services issues, trade and investment policy, and U.S. relations with multilateral development banks. Latortue was nominated for the position by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2021.
Latortue’s record of service to the U.S. Treasury Department includes her previous role as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Development Policy and as Deputy CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a position she held until her nomination for Assistant Secretary.
A veteran of the development finance world, Latortue has also served roles at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and at the World Bank, among other intergovernmental and private sector entities.
Latortue has lived a truly international life, growing up in Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, and Austria before earning her B.S. degree from Georgetown University in 1993 and her M.A. from The Fletcher School in 1997. Along with the United States, she has also lived and worked in the United Kingdom, France, and Haiti.
Latortue’s keynote remarks at Fletcher Convocation will help inaugurate the academic year. The Convocation ceremony will be held from 2:00-3:30pm on September 8th, 2023, in the ASEAN Auditorium.