Mark C. Storella

Ambassador (ret.) Mark C. Storella is director of the African Studies Center and professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. He was a United States foreign service officer for over three decades serving as ambassador to Zambia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Population, Refugees, and Migration, and dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute. Ambassador Storella’s areas of expertise include humanitarian crises, health diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy, as well as diplomatic negotiation and theory. He has published in The Hill, the Foreign Service Journal, and BU Today. He is author of a forthcoming book chapter entitled "Reforming Global Health Diplomacy in the Wake of COVID-19" to be published in the Palgrave Handbook on Diplomatic Reform and Innovation, due out in early 2023.