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Former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan; currently Visiting Professor of the Practice, University of Notre Dame

Ambassador (ret.) Susan D. Page is a visiting professor of the practice at the Keough School for the 2019-20 academic year. In 2017-18 Page was the special representative and head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). She previously served as deputy special representative for the Rule of Law at the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Page has held a number of diplomatic postings that include the first US ambassadorship to South Sudan. She has also served as acting US ambassador to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as well as deputy assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and senior advisor in the Office of the United States Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

With the UN, Page also served as director of the Rule of Law Advisory Unit in the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) and as senior legal advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan and Rwanda.

She received an AB with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a JD from Harvard Law School.


  • 2019–present
    Visiting Professor of the Practice, Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs


  • 1989 
    Harvard Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence


American Academy of Diplomacy