Past Fellows

John Heffern

Beeck Collaborator, Distinguished Fellow of Diplomacy and Entrepreneurship at School of Foreign Service

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Heffern served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Previously, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia from 2011-2014, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at USNATO in Brussels and DCM in Jakarta, Indonesia. Heffern also served in Tokyo, Malaysia, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and China. After a 36-year Foreign Service career, Heffern retired from the State Department in April 2018. He and his wife, Libby, have five adult children and four grandchildren.