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Russ Schiebel is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and is currently on an academic detail teaching United States foreign policy at the University of North Florida. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Mission to Somalia based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Deputy Director in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Political and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and as the Director for Assistance Coordination at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Other tours include Angola, Uganda, East Timor, Peru and Australia. He has focused his career primarily on the political and economic issues impacting countries and regions experiencing or emerging from conflict and/or complex emergencies. A native of Texas, he earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University and a Masters degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.