OREANDA-NEWS. Amy Gutmann the rector of the oldest university in USA, may become the new ambassador of the United States to Germany. This was reported by the Reuters news agency on Wednesday, June 30, citing sources. Earlier, the same information was published by the German weekly Der Spiegel, referring to the government circles of Germany and the United States.

As expected, American President Joseph Biden will propose to appoint Gutmann to this post, after which she will have to enlist the support of the Senate of the US Congress. It is also necessary to approve the candidacy of the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, but his decision in this case is considered a formality, the AFP news agency clarifies.

If approved, Amy Gutmann will become the first woman to hold the post of US ambassador to Germany. By profession, 71-year-old Gutmann is a political scientist. Her father, a Jew, was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1934. Since 2004, she has been the rector of the University of Pennsylvania, which is considered one of the best in the country and is part of the so-called Ivy League.