The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy is honored to welcome Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, as Resident Senior State Department Fellow, effective March 13, 2017. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield comes to ISD with a distinguished Foreign Service career. In addition to heading the Bureau of African Affairs since 2013, she has served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. The Ambassador is the recipient of the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award (2015) and the 2000 Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs. As Senior State Fellow at ISD, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will serve as a resource for the SFS community on issues concerning U.S. policy in Africa, careers in the Foreign Service and at the Department of State, and on a wide range of humanitarian, gender-based and global challenges.
Please join ISD and the African Studies Program at Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s inaugural Distinguished Practitioner’s Discussion on “Africa Today” on Tuesday, March 21st, at 4:30 p.m. in the McGhee Library. (RSVP here)