Interested in a career at the State Department? Come learn about the challenges and rewards of serving abroad from Ambassador Lewis Lukens who is currently UC Berkeley’s Diplomat in Residence since 2014. More recently he served as US Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, managing bilateral relations with both West African nations. Prior to that posting, from 2008-2011, he was Executive Director of the State Department’s Executive Secretariat. In that capacity he led a team that provided all logistical and travel support to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior-level State Department officials. Lewis traveled over half a million miles with Secretary Clinton, to almost one hundred countries. From 2005 to 2008 he was Consul General in Vancouver, British Columbia, leading an interagency team that handled US relations with western Canada. Lewis has also served as Executive Secretary at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Management Counselor at the US Embassy in Dublin, and Senior Director for Administration at the National Security Council.
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