David B. Dunn
Acting United States Ambassador and Alternate
Representative for Special Political Affairs
Ambassador (Ret.) David B. Dunn is assuming the duties of U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs.
Prior to joining the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Dunn served as a Foreign Service Officer for thirty-two years. His most recent assignment was as a State Department faculty member at the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he also held the position of Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Advisor.
Previous assignments include appointments as Ambassador to Togo (2006 – 2008) and Zambia (1999 – 2002), Principal Officer in Johannesburg, South Africa (2002 – 2005), Deputy Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Mauritius, and Burundi, and Director for East African Affairs in the State Department’s Africa Bureau. Earlier in his career, he served in France, Tunisia, Jamaica, and Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Dunn was born in Great Falls, Montana and is a California resident. He attended Occidental College (A.B., 1971), American University (M.A., 1974), and the National War College (M.S., 1994). He is a graduate of the State Department’s long term economics training. Ambassador Dunn is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award and several Department of State Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards.
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