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Jeff Anderson addresses the AAA Canberra

Our speaker for our March Speaker Session held at the National Press Club was Mr Jeff Anderson, Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy to Australia. We were delighted to hear about Jeff's background and his perspective on the status and future of the US-Australian relationship.


A career member of the Senior Foreign Service since joining in 2000, Jeff has served as the Public Affairs Officer in Istanbul, Stockholm, Colombo, and Valletta; as the Cultural Affairs Officer in Sarajevo; and most recently as the Director of Public Diplomacy training at the Foreign Service Institute.


Jeff hails from Bradford, Pennsylvania and received a BA in International Studies and Economics from American University and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College. Jeff was also a Fulbright scholar in Chemnitz, Germany following his undergraduate studies.