Mark Scheland is the director of programs at The Middle East Institute. In his 28-year career as a Foreign Service officer, Mr. Scheland served in the U.S. embassies in Pakistan, Oman, and Germany, studied Arabic in Tunis, and worked in several functions in Washington, D.C. He worked in Germany's Foreign Office as an exchange diplomat and in the U.S. Senate as a legislative fellow. His tenure with the Department of State culminated in service as U.S. consul general and principal officer in Leipzig, Germany (2005-8) and then as counselor for nuclear policy in the U.S. Mission to International Organizations, Vienna, where he led the inter-agency staff engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Scheland subsequently worked in the IAEA secretariat 2011-14.
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