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Pamela J. H. Slutz Takes Office as Deputy Director American Institute in Taiwan

Pamela J. Slutz assumed office as Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan on September 10, 2001.

Before joining the American Institute in Taiwan, Ms. Slutz was a career Foreign Service Officer. She joined the Foreign Service in 1981 and served abroad in Zaire (1982-1984), Indonesia (1984-1987 and 1999-2001), Geneva (as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Nuclear and Space Talks with the Soviet Union, 1987-1989), and China (1990-1994). Her assignments in the Department of State included stints in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs: the Office of Korean Affairs (1981-1982), Deputy Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (1995-1997), and Director of the Office of Regional Security Policy and Planning (1997-1999).

Ms. Slutz earned her B.A. in Politics from Hollins College (1970) and her M.A. in Asian Studies/Political Science from the University of Hawaii (1972) where she was an East-West Center Fellow. She speaks French, Indonesian and Mandarin. Ms. Slutz is married to Ronald J. Deutch, a career Foreign Service Officer currently serving a six-month assignment with the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee.