Joshua Archibald is the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.  He leads a team responsible for the bureau’s strategic planning, policy and program coordination, and internal and external communications.  His office also manages Washington’s relations with the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This entails working with more than 25 U.S. government departments and agencies to contribute to the OECD’s evidence-based policy analysis and development of international standards.

Mr. Archibald is a career diplomat.  Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement office in San Salvador, where he led the fight against MS-13, corruption, and impunity.  He previously was a special assistant for the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; the State Department’s lead officer on the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); and the manager of the internal unit in the political-military office of U.S. Embassy Baghdad.  His other diplomatic assignments include Laos, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Italy.

Mr. Archibald earned a bachelor’s degree in international economics and German from University of California, Davis, and a master of science in foreign service from Georgetown University.  He speaks German, Spanish, and some Lao.

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