Hunter College Schools
Hunter Community: We are pleased to report that the Hunter email and Wi-Fi systems are now back in service. To access these Hunter systems, you will need to reset your NetID password. Please go to the Hunter website for instructions on how to reset your password. CUNYFirst, Blackboard, student email and Zoom continue to be available and DO NOT require a password change. We continue to work diligently to bring all other affected systems back online. Again, we apologize for this interruption in service. Please continue to check the website and maintain access to CUNY Alerts for additional updates. Thank you again for your ongoing patience.
Moderated by Prof. Cynthia Roberts
Vaida Vidugiris joined the State Department in 2004, becoming a Foreign Service Officer in 2007. She has worked abroad in Colombia as a Narcotics Affairs Section Officer (2007-2009), in Greece as a Human Rights Officer (2010-2012), in Afghanistan as an External Unit Officer (2013-2014), and as the Political and Economic Section Chief
in Istanbul (2018-2021).
In Washington, D.C., Vaida served as a staff assistant in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2006), as the NATO Operations Officer for Afghanistan (2012-2013), as the Political-Military Officer on the Ukraine Desk (2014-2015), and as the Senior Political Officer on the Mexico Desk (2015-2017).
She is currently the Davis Fellow at Columbia University. Vaida is a former Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and speaks Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, Turkish, and a couple of Romance languages. She has a B.A. in Political Science/Spanish/Thomas Hunter Honors from Hunter College, CUNY, and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University.