Former CNN correspondent Dougherty to address Alabama World Affairs Council March 23

Dougherty is a former White House correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief for CNN and is now an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Dougherty is a former White House correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief for CNN and is now an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Former CNN White House correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief Jill Dougherty will discuss Russia and the post-Soviet region during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Thursday, March 23 at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus.

Dougherty, who spent three decades with CNN, is now an Adjunct Professor in Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and author of the Wilson Center’s KennanX podcast.

The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the presentation in Whitley Hall on the Montgomery Campus. It will also be available via Zoom. The event, which will be moderated by ALWAC President Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan (USAF, ret.), is free for World Affairs Council members and $20 for guests. Registration is available online at


An expert on Russia, Dougherty is also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute Advisory Council.

At CNN, Dougherty served as White House Correspondent, Foreign Affairs correspondent covering the U.S. State Department, U.S. Affairs Editor, Managing Editor for CNN Asia/Pacific, and for almost a decade, as Moscow Bureau Chief. She is considered an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Dougherty spent much of her career as a journalist and in 2014 began a career in academia. She currently is a Centennial Fellow and instructor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

She has pursued research on Russia and the media as a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, at the Wilson Center, and at the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council. She speaks French, Portuguese, and Russian.

The Alabama World Affairs Council is a nonprofit organization that sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest. Through these programs, which take place at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, the Alabama World Affairs Council aims to promote public awareness and understanding of international affairs as they relate to U.S. interests in the context of political, economic, cultural, historical, and military issues.