Ambassador Douglas Griffiths retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in November 2018 as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Previously he was Associate Director for International Liaison at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, where he taught graduate-level courses on diplomacy as a national security strategy, rule of law, and democratic control of armed forces. As a career diplomat serving on four continents he focused on forging strong teams to build peace, promote prosperity, and foster mutual understanding. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique from 2009-2012. Ambassador Griffiths has a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.