Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Keith M. Anderton

Mr. Anderton joined UNVIE as IAEA Counselor in August 2017 and serves as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission since August 2018.  He was previously Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prior to that, he served as Deputy Political Minister in Beijing, China, Deputy Director for Scandinavia and the Baltic States in Washington, DC, and First Secretary at the U.S. Mission to NATO, where he oversaw the NATO-Russia Council.

Other assignments include Russian Foreign Policy expert in the State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs, Economic Officer and later Senior Staff Assistant to Ambassador Thomas Foley at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and Oil and Natural Resources Officer at U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Anderton was briefly an academic, with postdoctoral fellowships at both the Free and Technical Universities in Berlin, Germany.  He was a Fulbright Scholar to Tokyo University in 1986, and a visiting lecturer in the Values, Technology, Science and Society program at Stanford University in 1991.  He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Harvard in the History of Science and Astrophysics, respectively; and a Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Physics from Princeton.

Mr. Anderton speaks Chinese, Russian, Japanese, German, French, and Thai.  He is married to Frances Therese Anderton and has three children.