Eunice S. Reddick, a Career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Class of Minister-Counselor, was nominated by President Barack Obama as Ambassador to the Republic of Niger on January 6, 2014.
Commencing her Foreign Service career in 1980, Ms. Reddick was posted as Consular Officer to the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 1983, she returned to Washington to serve in the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration Affairs, where she monitored assistance to African refugees. From 1986 to 1988, Ms. Reddick was Country Officer for Tanzania and the Indian Ocean countries in the Bureau of African Affairs (AF), followed by an assignment as Senior Watch Officer in the Secretary of State’s 24-hour Operations Center.
Ms. Reddick studied Mandarin Chinese at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Taipei Language School from 1989 to 1990, followed by a posting to the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, from 1991 to 1993. Ms. Reddick received the Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship in 1993 and spent a year as an Associate at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. She served two assignments as Deputy Director in the State Department, first in the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs, in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs and Pacific Affairs (EAP), and then in the Office of International Development Assistance, in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Reddick was Chief of the Political Section at AIT in Taipei. Returning to Washington, she was assigned to Director positions, first in the Office of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Affairs in EAP, and subsequently in the Office of East African Affairs in AF.
Ms. Reddick was sworn in as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe in November, 2007. In 2010, she was assigned to Howard University as the Diplomat-in-Residence. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Reddick served as the director of the office of West African Affairs in AF.
Ms. Reddick earned a B.A. in History and Literature from New York University in 1973 and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs in 1975. After completing her graduate studies, she worked for several years at the African-American Institute in New York and Washington, DC.
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