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Amanda Sloat assumed her duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in September 2013. In this capacity she is responsible for issues related to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, as well as for coordinating with Europeans on our engagement with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor to the White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and Gulf Region.
Dr. Sloat worked previously at the U.S. Department of State, serving as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. Earlier, she was a member of the staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, with responsibility for European policy. Her earlier work was as a senior program officer with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), including work in Iraq with the Council of Representatives.
Prior to joining NDI, Dr. Sloat was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Institute of Governance, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. During this time, she held visiting fellowships at the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, and the Jean Monnet Center at New York University Law School. She also served as a special advisor to the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, and European Commission.
Dr. Sloat earned a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A. in political theory from James Madison College, Michigan State University. She has published a book (Scotland in Europe: A Study of Multi-Level Governance) and numerous academic articles on comparative European politics.