Peter R. Kerrigan is Deputy Director of the DAAD office in New York and is responsible for marketing German higher education and DAAD scholarship opportunities and programs to the U.S. and Canada. He was a marketing consultant and the Vice President of Membership Development and Services for The Forum on Education Abroad before joining the DAAD.
Prior to joining The Forum, Peter was the Assistant Director of the Higher Education Resource Group at The Institute of International Education, where he was responsible for their membership program, publications, product development and U.S. university recruitment fairs in Asia. He also served as Senior Program Manager in the Work Abroad division of the Council on International Educational Exchange and as Senior Account Executive in the Business-to-Business Group at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.
In addition to having conducted business in more than 25 countries worldwide, Peter has lived and worked in Germany, Hungary, Malta and the United Kingdom. He was awarded a Diplom (M.A.) in Political Science by the Freie Universität Berlin. He received his B.A. in Political Science and German from Bates College. As a founding member of the Friends of the Freie Universität Berlin, he currently serves as Secretary of the Executive Board.