Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 · 1:30 p.m.
7th Floor Seminar Room · 14 Marietta Street, NW
The event is free, but seating will be limited, so a reservation is required to attend*
Careers in the Foreign Service
Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a member of the Career Foreign Service, will be speaking to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies on the one-year anniversary of her swearing in as Director General. Prior to this appointment, she served as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia from 2008-2012. She began her Foreign Service career in 1982 as a consular officer at Embassy Kingston, Jamaica. She has also served in The Gambia, Kenya, Pakistan and Switzerland, and has worked in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration as well as the Office of Director General. She has received the 2000 Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs and the 2007 and 2008 Presidential Meritorious Service awards.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Amb. Thomas-Greenfield taught Political Science at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she also completed work toward a doctorate.
*To reserve your seat for this event, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DeptofStateRSVP.