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Name: Assefa, Samuel
Current Position: Ambassador
Samuel Assefa has served as Ethiopia’s ambassador to the US since May 2006. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Assefa earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. After earning his doctorate in political science at Princeton University, Assefa taught at Princeton, Williams College and Rutgers University.
He most recently served as vice president of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia’s leading institution of higher education.
Assefa’s father was also an Ethiopian diplomat, serving as ambassador to West Germany from 1961 to 1964 and again from 1970 to 1974.
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