Reuben E. Brigety II

Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Reuben E. Brigety II is dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

Previously, Brigety served as representative of the United States to the African Union and permanent representative of the United States to the UN Economic Commission for Africa. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2011 to 2013, and deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration from 2009 to 2011. Brigety has also held positions in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development; the U.S. Central Command Assessment Team in Washington and in Doha, Qatar; and Center for American Progress. 

In addition, Brigety served as an assistant professor of government and politics at George Mason University and at the School of International Service at American University between 2003 and 2009 and a researcher with the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) from 2001 to 2003.

Before his work with HRW, he was an active duty U.S. naval officer and held several staff positions in the Pentagon and in fleet support units.

Last Updated: May 29, 2018