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David Shinn

Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University


During his 37 years at the Department of State, David Shinn served as Desk Officer for Somalia, Djibouti, and assistant for Ethiopia, State Department coordinator for Somalia during the U.S. intervention, Director of East and Horn of African Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, and Ambassador to Ethiopia. He is now an adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Ambassador Shinn received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the George Washington University in 1980.

Focus: Ethiopia, Africa

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2006

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