On Friday January 6, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program hosted Ambassador Daniel B. Smith, US Ambassador to Greece, for an off-the-record discussion of the state of US-Greek relations in light of the ongoing financial crisis and upcoming Greek elections.

Prior to his current position, Ambassador Smith served as executive secretary of the State Department. He has held other senior positions in the Department, including principal deputy assistant secretary for Consular Affairs and deputy executive secretary. His overseas service includes tours in Bern, Istanbul, Ottawa and Stockholm. He also taught Political Science at the US Air Force Academy.