USAID Mission Director Sean Callahan

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Sean E. Callahan, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the USAID Mission Director for Afghanistan. Prior to joining USAID/Afghanistan, he was the Deputy Mission Director for USAID/ Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia; the Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs; the Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Cambodia; and served in Cairo, Tbilisi, and Jakarta as the USAID Regional Legal Advisor.

Before joining USAID in 2001, Mr. Callahan practiced corporate law at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells in Washington, D.C. and worked on refugee resettlement matters with the International Catholic Migration Commission and the International Organization for Migration in Vietnam and Macedonia. Mr. Callahan was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow in Thailand.

Mr. Callahan is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (Magna Cum Laude); Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; and the College of the Holy Cross. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bar.


Deputy Mission Director Edward R. Michalski

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Edward R. Michalski

Edward R. Michalski is the Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Mission, he attended the Naval War College Master’s degree program in Newport, Rhode Island. Throughout his nearly 20-year career with USAID, Mr. Michalski has served as Supervisory Executive Officer in several USAID Missions, including in India, Central Asia, Uganda, Iraq, and Ukraine.

Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Michalski spent over ten years with the U.S. Peace Corps as an Associate Director in China, North Macedonia, and Papua New Guinea, and as a volunteer in Poland and Lesotho. His previous experience also includes working on the federal emergency preparedness team at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. and working in the banking sector for NCR Corporation as a Branch Automation Specialist.

Mr. Michalski holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.