Activities: 2002: Bio: Evans

February 28, 2002Director John Evans

John M. Evans, Director, Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Yale College, with study toward the Ph.D. at Columbia, Evans joined the U.S. Foreign Service as a political officer in 1971. He has served in diplomatic missions in Iran (1971-74), Czechoslovakia (1975-78), the Soviet Union (Moscow, 1981083), at NATO Headquarters, 1983-86), the Czech Republic (as Deputy Chief of Mission, 1991-97). He has also represented the United States as deputy head of delegation to a number of experts meetings of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and headed the OSCE Mission to Moldova, an international mediation and peacekeeping operation, 1997-99. In the State Department, he has served as a special assistant to Secretaries Vance and Muskie, as Deputy Director of the Soviet Desk, and, since July 1999, as Director of the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia.

Evans is married to the former Donna Chamberlain, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Washington. They have a daughter who lives in New York City.

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