Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership

Diplomats in Residence

Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities they serve.

Located in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, Room 416, the Diplomat-in-Residence is available to answer questions and share insight with those interested in Foreign and Civil Service careers, internships, and fellowships. The DIR provides a direct link to the U.S. State Department as well as other government agencies with an international focus. The DIR also serves as a resource to faculty and students, makes classroom presentations, serves as speaker at international events, and counsels students who plan to take the Foreign Service Examination.

Alexious Butler
Development Diplomat
(470) 639-0793

Alexious Butler is a career foreign service officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to accepting the Diplomat in Residence assignment at Morehouse College in July of 2020, Ms. Alexious Butler was assigned to the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA. In 2019, Ms. Butler completed a four-year assignment in the Haiti Mission where she served initially as the Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) Office Chief and then moved into the front office to serve as Deputy Mission Director (DMD). Her DMD portfolio included the Offices of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Economic Growth and Agriculture, Food for Peace, and DRG. Prior to her Haiti assignments, Ms. Butler served as a DRG Officer in South Sudan, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Afghanistan as well as in Washington DC in the Africa Bureau's Conflict, Peacebuilding and Governance section.

Before joining USAID in 2006, Ms. Butler was the Resident Representative for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Uganda where she managed women's political participation, electoral observation programs as well as voter education and outreach in northern Uganda. She also worked with NDI in Kenya and Tanzania on political party development. Upon completing her Master’s studies at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002, Ms. Butler began working with the Africa Section of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). At NED, she managed civil society programs in East and southern Africa as well as Nigeria.

While in graduate school, she worked at The Carter Center as a graduate assistant and helped to set up the Center's office in Albania to support the development of that country's national development plan. She also worked for the Center on conflict resolution in northern Uganda.

A native of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Butler worked in the private sector for almost 10 years as a public relations specialist for a variety of clients including Bayer Pharmaceuticals, McDonald's, Nestle, Coca-Cola, and the World Bank. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1994. Ms. Butler has a son, Sterling age 23, who graduated from the London College of Fashion in July 2019.

Allen DuBose
Department of State
Diplomat in Residence
(202) 769-9283 or

Allen DuBose is a career U.S. Foreign Service officer who began his career with the U.S. Department of State in 2005. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, DuBose worked in both finance and business operations at private sector companies including IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Iridium LLC.

DuBose is a Management career track officer and has previously served as a Vice Consul and Management Officer in Hermosillo, Mexico, General Services Officer in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Management Officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He also served domestically in Management and Human Resources assignments in support of U.S. Missions in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Diplomat in Residence DuBose graduated with a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and received his M.B.A. in finance from Atlanta University. He speaks Spanish and is married with three children.