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Sharon Hudson-Dean is a career public diplomacy foreign service officer. She is now in training to prepare for her 2014 assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia. From mid-2010-2013, Sharon served as the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she was responsible for leading the U.S. government’s media, educational and cultural programs designed to promote democracy, rule of law and stable economic growth. Prior to taking this senior leadership position, she served as Press Attaché for three years at the U.S. Mission to South Africa, acting as spokesperson for the Embassy in Pretoria and three consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Sharon has also held public diplomacy positions in Kathmandu, Tbilisi, Moscow, Sydney, and Washington, DC. In 2005, she spent one year as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). She is a graduate of Georgetown University, the recipient of three State Department individual Superior Honor Awards and the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association Achievement Award, as well as an avid cyclist and mother of three.
Recent Publications by Sharon Hudson-Dean
From A Whisper to A Shout: Promoting Women in Zimbabwean Newsrooms.The CPD Blog. July, 2013.
Poachers, Not Animals, Pose the 'Real Danger' in Victoria Falls National Park. Dipnote. June, 2013.
How Diplomats Helped a U.S. Citizen Injured 8,000 Miles From Home. Dipnote. June, 2013.
U.S. Ambassadors 'Bike Across Borders' in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Dipnote. June, 2013.
African Technology Innovation Centers: Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnerships. The CPD Blog. March, 2013.
The ‘Smart Power’ of Books in Building Bilateral Relations. The CPD Blog. September, 2013.
The Facebook Ambassador. The CPD Blog. June, 2012.