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Judith Mudd-Krijgelmans Assumes Duties as New AIT Spokesperson

Judith Mudd-Krijgelmans took up her duties as the new Chief of the Cultural and Information Section and Spokesperson for AIT Taipei on July 16, 2001.

A career foreign service officer with the former U.S. Information Agency (now the State Department’s Public Diplomacy Bureau) since 1975, Ms. Mudd-Krijgelmans’ most recent assignment was as Director of Public Diplomacy for the Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Before that, she worked in a number of public affairs positions with the U.S. Information Agency in Bujumbura (Burundi), Libreville, (Gabon), Brussels, Hong Kong, Dhaka, Bombay, New Delhi and in Washington. She was in Taiwan before, from 1984-86, studying Chinese.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Ms. Mudd-Krijgelmans graduated with honors from Morgan State University in 1968 with a major in English. Afterwards, she went to India on a Fulbright scholarship, and on returning, earned her M.A. degree in South Asian Studies from American University in 1974. She has studied Hindi, French and Mandarin Chinese. She is married to Belgian writer and painter Claude Krijgelmans.