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Ambassador Reuben Brigety

The George Washington University

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II is the Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He joined the Elliott School in October of 2015, having previously served as the U.S. Representative to the African Union and Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Prior to that appointment, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs, where he was responsible for Southern African and Regional Security Affairs. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Ambassador Brigety previously served as the Director of the Sustainable Security Program at the Center for American Progress, and as a Special Assistant in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Ambassador Brigety is a trustee of The Carter Center, a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was named an Adjunct Senior Fellow for African peace and security issues.