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Linda Thomas-Greenfield Biography

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield
 Published on Tuesday November 24, 2020 - 12:07 AM
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Designate
* Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs *
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Thomas-Greenfield will soon become the new Ambassador to the United Nations in Joe Biden's cabinet. Former Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield joined ASG as a Senior Counselor after serving as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs . She led U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on peace and security, democracy and governance, economic empowerment and investment opportunities. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources where she oversaw all personnel functions for the U.S. Department of State's 70,000-strong workforce.

Previously, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia and held
postings in Switzerland , Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria,
and Jamaica. Her Washington postings include the Bureau of African Affairs, where she served as Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary, and the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, where she served as
Deputy Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield
taught political science at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is also a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Affairs at the Institute
for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

Linda Thomas-Greenfield was born in 1952, an American diplomat who served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the United States Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs from 2013 to 2017. She is a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington, DC.

President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate Thomas-Greenfield as the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations.


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