Ted Lyng joined U.S. Embassy Astana as the Deputy Chief of Mission in July 2018. Prior to this he served as Director and Acting Special Representative of the Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security. He was previously the Director of the Office of International Conferences in the Bureau of International Organizations Affairs. His most recent overseas assignments were in Indonesia, China, Malaysia, and Russia. He has a B.A. from Cornell and an M.A. from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is married to Muliani Lyng and has two sons, Daniel and Matthew.