Ambassador (ret.) Gordon Gray

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Gordon Gray (@AmbGordonGray) is a professor of practice at Penn State’s School of International Affairs. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. government after 35 years of public service, Ambassador Gray was the Deputy Commandant at the National War College. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 until 2012, witnessing the start of the Arab Spring and directing the U.S. response in support of Tunisia’s transition. He served earlier as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.

Ambassador Gray’s other foreign assignments include Iraq, Egypt, Canada, Jordan, Pakistan, and Morocco, where he began his career in government as a Peace Corps volunteer. He holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.A. from Columbia, and an honorary M.S. from the National Defense University.

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