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Clayton Bond

Diplomatic Fellowship Senior Advisor

Clayton Bond currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Diplomatic Fellowships,  he is an attorney, small business co-owner, and
non-profit leader. Clayton earlier served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, with assignments in or concerning the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, in a variety of functions including Management Affairs, Public Diplomacy, and Consular Affairs.

Bond has served on numerous boards, including GLIFAA (the State Department’s LGBT+ employee resource group), the American Foreign Service Association, the Foreign Service Journal, the Pickering and Rangel Fellows Association (Chair, 2013-2014), Children of Vietnam, the Diplomatic Partners Association Hanoi (spouses and partners of chiefs of diplomatic missions in Vietnam), the American Embassy Community Recreation Association Jakarta, and the American Community Support Association New Delhi (Vice President, 2008-2009).  A graduate of Hampton University, Bond has master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulbrighter, and from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern California University School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Washington Bar Association, among other organizations. He is a life member of the NAACP, the Thursday Luncheon Group, Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide, Rainbow Families, and the Fulbright Association. Bond and his spouse are the parents of two children and live in Washington, DC.