Lunch-Timer with David Pearce, U.S. Ambassador to Greece - American Diplomacy and Greece: Past, Present, and Future
Department:WWS Office of Graduate Career Services
Audience:Restricted to WWS students, faculty, and fellows
Ambassador David D. Pearce was nominated by President Obama to be Ambassador to Greece on June 24, 2013. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013, and Secretary of State John Kerry swore him in as the United States Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic on September 5, 2013.
A 30-year veteran of the Foreign Service with long experience in the Middle East, he earlier held the position of Senior Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and he served concurrently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
Before that, Ambassador Pearce was the Assistant Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, one of five ambassador-level positions at the embassy. Prior to Kabul, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria from 2008 to 2011. He was also Chief of Mission and Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem from 2003 to 2005.