A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, Brian Shukan will begin his assignment as Chief of Mission in Khartoum in October 2019.
Prior to Khartoum, Mr. Shukan was Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan at the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Shukan served from 2014-2017 as Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Shukan served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco.
His other overseas assignments include service at the U.S. Embassies in Ghana, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg, and Benin. He also served in Washington in the Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mr. Shukan received a BA in history and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He also attended the State Department’s Arabic Field School in Tunis, Tunisia.
Mr. Shukan is from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He is married to Clare Voisey Shukan and has two children.