Ambassador Mark C. Storella, MALD

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Ambassador Storella is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.  He served for 35 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, including as Ambassador to Zambia (2010-2013) where he worked on innovative health programs focused on HIV, malaria, and maternal mortality.  He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2016-2018) overseeing $2.0 billion in U.S. humanitarian programs in Asia and the Middle East, and Dean of the State Department’s Leadership and Management School (2019-2020).  

As Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the UN agencies Geneva (2006-2009), he oversaw U.S. engagement with over 20 international organizations, including the World Health Organization.  He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Brussels (2013-2016) and Phnom Penh (2003-2006).  Other postings include Baghdad, Rome, Bangkok, and Paris.

Ambassador Storella holds an AB degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and a masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He has published articles on such diverse topics as global health diplomacy, diplomatic education, and humanitarian issues.  He is the recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Excellence in Service Award, the Thomas Jefferson Award presented by American Citizens Abroad and the Presidential Rank Award.  His foreign languages are French, Khmer, Italian and Thai.