Ambassador (ret.) Piper Campbell

Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University, School of International Service

Ambassador (ret.) Piper Campbell is a professor of practice at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). A former diplomat who left the State Department in 2019 with the rank of Minister Counselor, her areas of expertise include East Asia and navigating multilateral organizations. These two specialties combined when she had the opportunity to lead the U.S. Mission to ASEAN based in Jakarta from June-December 2018. Prior to that, she served as Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar (2012-2015); taught at the National Defense University (2015-2017) and led State department recruitment (2017). In addition to teaching, she directs SIS’s U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security (USFP) and Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) programs, as well as the ASEAN Studies Initiative (ASI).