2020 speakers

Astrid Schmidt-King is an Executive in Residence in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland and teaches various international business and law courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  In addition, she is the Director of the International Business Program, the Academic Director of the Sellinger Scholars Program, and chair of the Building a Better World Through Business initiative. Prior to pursuing a field in higher education, Astrid practiced law in the fields of immigration law, business compliance, and health care in Washington, DC and New York. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from New York University (1999), J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law (2002), and LL.M. in Law and Government from the American University Washington College of Law (2006) and her M.A. in International Relations and Global Politics from Freie University in Berlin, Germany (2017), where her thesis examined globalization’s socioeconomic impact on developed democracies. Astrid was a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminar (Germany) recipient in 2010, a participant in the American Council on Germany’s immigration delegation in Berlin in 2012 and was named a Presidential Fellow by the Association of International Education Administrators in 2013. Most recently, she was named an 2019-2020 Emerging and Developing Global Executive Bowe Fellow by the World Trade Center Institute.