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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with John Herbst on Wednesday, October 1st in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Ambassador John E. Herbst currently serves as the Coordinator for the Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS). Mr. Herbst is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, and holds the rank of Career-Minister.

Prior to his appointment as Coordinator, he served as Ambassador to Ukraine (2003- 2006) and Uzbekistan (2000-2003). Mr. Herbst previously worked as the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem; Principal Deputy to the Ambassador at Large for the Newly Independent States; the Director of the Office of Independent States and Commonwealth Affairs; and as the Director of Regional Affairs in the Near East Bureau of the State Department. Mr. Herbst has also served overseas as political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and at the Embassies in Moscow and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Herbst's awards in government include the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award. He received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Law and Diplomacy, with Distinction, from the Fletcher School. He also attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Bologna Center. Mr. Herbst is fluent in Russian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.

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