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Cecile Shea


Cecile Shea, US State Dept, was a national security affairs fellow for 2007–2008 at the Hoover Institution.

Cecile is a career member of the United States Foreign Service. She was a senior political and political military officer at the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan from 2006–2007 and was the US Consul General to Scotland from 2003–2006. Her other overseas tours include Israel, Thailand, and Canada. She is a former foreign policy fellow for Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT). Ms. Shea holds State Department Meritorious Honor Awards for her reporting on and outreach to Israel’s Arab citizens during the violence of October 2003 and for her work during the 1990s with Burmese democracy leaders based in Northern Thailand. Ms. Shea is a native of South Lake Tahoe, CA and a graduate of South Tahoe High School and UCLA. She plans to use her fellowship year to focus on the political and social status of Israel’s Arab citizens.

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Recent Commentary

The Foreign Service Blues

by Cecile Sheavia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 27, 2008

Those who serve America abroad are being asked to do more and more with less and less, but our diplomatic corps is doing just that as it performs new duties in Baghdad and the world. By Cecile Shea.

The Problem of Pakistan

by Cecile Sheavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

Decades of stop-and-start attention from the United States may have done more harm than good. By Cecile Shea.