MEDIA ADVISORY | April 15 Briefing with David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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MEDIA ADVISORYApril 15 Briefing with David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Speaker: David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs

Date: Monday April 15, 2019

Time: 16:00 CEST, 14:00 GMT, 10:00 EDT

Topic: U.S.-EU Middle East North Africa (MENA) Dialogue and U.S. policy in the region

Type: On the Record Briefing

Language: English

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David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Satterfield entered the Foreign Service in 1980 and holds the rank of Career Minister.  He most recently served from July 2009 until August 2017 as the Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula.  At the Department of State, Satterfield served as Coordinator for Iraq and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, Assistant Secretary of State (Acting) for Near Eastern Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Chief of Mission in Cairo, and U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon.

His Middle East experience spans almost forty years and also includes assignments in Syria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and two tours in Lebanon.  Ambassador Satterfield served as Director of Arab and Arab-Israeli Affairs in the Department of State and as Director for Near Eastern Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1993 to 1996, where he worked primarily on the Arab-Israeli peace process.  He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award and the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award.  His languages include Arabic and French.

Ambassador Satterfield attended the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.  Ambassador Satterfield’s full bio can be found here.


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