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David Galbraith DS’90 – Burma

Foreign Service Officer David Galbraith DS’90 has been posted to the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma (known locally as Yangon, Myanmar), where he is serving a 3-year stint as political unit chief. One of the primary responsibilities for his team is helping to encourage democratic reforms in the political process in Myanmar. During parliamentary elections over the winter, that involved providing technical assistance to election commissioners and political parties, discussing best practices with local government officials, and assisting election observers in the field. His team helped coordinate U.S. support for Myanmar’s 2015 general elections, which resulted in a resounding victory for then-opposition leader San Suu Kyi’s party. David is excited to be part of the historical transformation currently underway in Burma, and he and his wife Alyce are enjoying raising their three small children in such a beautiful country. David has worked previously for the US State Department in Washington D.C. and the Middle East.