Peter Duffy–Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator (Kazakhstan)

Peter Duffy

A Senior Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peter Duffy (Kazakhstan) has twenty years’ experience designing and overseeing U.S. government economic development programs overseas. Most recently, he served as Mission Director for Afghanistan, overseeing one of the largest USG foreign assistance programs globally. From 2015-2019, he served as Mission Director of the USAID Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In that role, he led USAID’s efforts to promote the country’s increased Euro-Atlantic integration by fostering more effective and accountable institutions and advancing market-oriented economic reforms. He has also previously served in Ukraine, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2003, Mr. Duffy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan.

From 2019-2021, Mr. Duffy served on the faculty of the Department of National Security and Economic Policy at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. In this role, he taught Economics, Business Strategy, and American Studies, as well as provided guest lectures on a range of subjects related to foreign affairs.

Mr. Duffy holds a B.S. in Television, Radio, and Film Management and Business Administration from Syracuse University and an M.B.A from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. Mr. Duffy is a native of Reading, Massachusetts.

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  • Best wishes and blessings to Peter. He was a wonderful volunteer and I know he will do an outstanding job in Kazakhstan. Remember the Academy Awards Peter.
    Vivian Mullican former PCMO in Kazakhstan 1998-2001

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