The Role of the U.S. State Department in Complex Relief Efforts

Part of the Careers in Development Series
  • Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
  • Featuring:
    Ambassador Donald Teitelbaum
    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, United States Department of State; and Former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana

    In this Careers in Development session, Ambassador Donald Teitelbaum will discuss his extensive experience working as a Foreign Service in complex emergency situations and speak to the importance of integrating political analysis into humanitarian and development work. Ambassador Teitelbaum will also offer specific tips for young professionals who are interested in joining the U.S. Foreign Service or pursuing a career in humanitarian relief and development.

    Currently, Ambassador Teitelbaum serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the United States Department of State. He has also served in Pretoria, South Africa as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires. Ambassador Teitelbaum joined the Foreign Service in October 1985 and has previously served at U.S. Missions in the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon and Uganda. Prior to arriving in South Africa, Ambassador Teitelbaum was a Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. He speaks Arabic and Spanish and received a B.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1985. His professional recognitions include a variety of individual and group awards including the Superior Honor Award, Meritorious Honor Award, and the Award for Valor.

    A light breakfast will be available.


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