Jonathan Addleton, U.S. ambassador to Mongolia, discusses his new assignment.

GlobalAtlanta readers are invited to a reception for Jonathan Addleton, U.S. ambassador to Mongolia, on Tuesday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at our offices, 317 W. Hill St. Suite 204, Decatur, Ga. 30030.

RSVP to Kandice Chapman at or call (404)-377-7710. Dr. Addleton will make brief remarks and light refreshments will be provided. 

Dr. Addleton, who has deep family roots in Macon, assumed the ambassador’s post last November. He was born in Pakistan, where his parents were Christian missionaries, and he spent much of his childhood there. He earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University and later a doctorate in international studies from Tufts University, specializing in the economics of migration, before joining the U.S. Agency for International Development, which helps countries fight poverty and institute democratic reforms.

With USAID, Dr. Addleton lived all over the world, including three years in Mongolia. In 1985, he met his wife, Fiona, who is originally from Scotland, in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital. It was his first assignment with USAID. She was a teacher at the British School there.

Learn more about Dr. Addleton by clicking here.

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