"Adnan Kifayat was named Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in April 2008, focusing on global strategic communications and information strategies. Before assuming this position, Mr. Kifayat was Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council, from 2006-08, handling Middle East and African counterterrorism issues and global strategic communications. He served as Senior Adviser and Alternate United States Executive Director to the African Development Bank Group in Tunis, Tunisia from 2005-2006. Prior to that, he served as Director for Middle East and North African Economic Affairs at the National Security Council, 2003-05, where he led a number of Administration initiatives, including the Middle East Free Trade Area (MEFTA) and the President's Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative with the G8. In 2002, he negotiated a trilateral revenue sharing mechanism between Israel and the Palestinians, overseen by the United States.
"Mr. Kifayat joined the Treasury Department in 1999 as an international economist in the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia offices. Prior to joining government, he was with the Washington, DC office of Cargill, Incorporated. Adnan holds a BA from Florida State University (1995) and an MA from Johns Hopkins University (1998)." 
Resources and articles
- Adnan Kifayat, state.gov, accessed February 11, 2011.