Ambassador Tibor Peter Nagy, Jr., a retired career member of the Senior Foreign Service, formerly class of Minister-Counselor, served as an American diplomat from 1978 to2003. Twice a U.S. Ambassador—to Ethiopia from 1999 to2002 and to Guinea from 1996 to 1999—he also served as Deputy Chief of Mission three times—in Nigeria from 1993 to 1995, Cameroon from 1990 to 1993, and Togo from 1987 to 1990. In all, he served eight tours of duty at U.S. Embassies in Africa. Ambassador Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University from 2003 to 2017. He currently serves as Ambassador-in-Residence, Institute for Peace and Conflict, and Honors College Adjunct Faculty at Texas Tech University, where he teaches about Africa. Ambassador Nagy was born in Budapest, Hungary, and arrived in the United States as a political refugee in 1957. He received a B.A. from Texas Tech University and a M.S.A. from George Washington University. Ambassador Nagy speaks Hungarian and French, and has received numerous awards from the Department of State.