A pleasure to officially welcome @AsstSecStateAF Tibor Nagy back to the @StateDept! Our #Africa team is in great hands with your experience and leadership. pic.twitter.com/9s5b63D7Wx
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 17, 2018
Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including over 20 years in assignments across Africa. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002), United States Ambassador to Guinea (1996-1999) as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria (1993-1995), Cameroon (1990-1993), and Togo (1987-1990). Previous assignments include Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC.
Ambassador Nagy has received numerous awards from the U.S. Department of State in recognition of his service, including commendations for helping prevent famine in Ethiopia; supporting the evacuation of Americans from Sierra Leone during a violent insurrection; supporting efforts to end the Ethiopian-Eritrean War; and managing the United States Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria during political and economic crises.
Following his retirement from the Foreign Service, Ambassador Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University from 2003 – 2018. During that time he lectured nationally on Africa, foreign policy, international development, and U.S. diplomacy, in addition to serving as a regular op-ed contributor to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper on global events. He co-authored “Kiss Your Latte Goodbye: Managing Overseas Operations,” nonfiction winner of the 2014 Paris Book Festival.
Ambassador Nagy arrived in the United States in 1957 as a political refugee from Hungary; he received his B.A. from Texas Tech University and M.S.A. from George Washington University.
Ambassador Tibor Nagy was sworn in today as Asst Secretary of State for Africa. The ceremony was at the State Department and many of those in attendance were from Texas Tech. Tibor was head of our International Students. Great person. pic.twitter.com/oZKH5zPFCR
— Kent R. Hance (@KentRHance) September 17, 2018
This is a very special #ThrowbackThursday because @StateDept’s Bureau of African Affairs is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month! pic.twitter.com/3wzBcUMDCo
— Tibor Nagy (@AsstSecStateAF) August 30, 2018