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President Obama Announced His Intent To Nominate Phee As New U.S Ambassador to South Sudan

Mary Catherine Phee, (Photo credits: HED)
Mary Catherine Phee, Obama’s choice for South Sudan U.S. Embassy (Photo credits: HED)

Sept 18, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The president of United States, Barack Obama, has announced his intent to nominate Mary Catherine Phee as the new U.S. Ambassador to war-torn South Sudan.

Mary Catherine Phee is currently the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, a position she served since 2014.

Ms. Phee, a career member of the Foreign Service, has previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 2011 to 2014.

According to U.S. Embassy report, Ms. Phee has served as a Regional Affairs coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Itall from 2008 to 2009. Furthermor, Ms. Phee has served as Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 2005 to 2008.

Ms. Phee was Special Assistant to the Secretary’s Senior Advisor on Iraq at DOS in 2005. She served as Desk Officer for United Nations Political Affairs in the International Organizations Bureau in 2003 and again from 2004 to 2005 and from 2003 to 2004, she served as Senior Civilian Representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority to Maysan Province in al-Amarah, Iraq.

Ms. Phee was a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy in 2002. She previously served at U.S. Missions in Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo, Egypt; and Amman, Jordan, and was a Desk Officer for Iran Affairs at DOS. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was Deputy Press Secretary to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Ms. Phee received a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

  • Courtesy of U.S. Embassy in South Sudan.

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