About Elizabeth


Elizabeth (Liz) Colton, Ph.D., known as “a worldwide connector”, grew up in Asheville, NC. She lived and worked around the world as a journalist, diplomat, educator. Now through her EO Colton & Associates Global Collaboration consulting firm based in
Asheville and Washington, Dr. Colton speaks and advises globally on diplomacy, politics, education, journalism & the media.  

Elizabeth Colton’s career bridges the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics, and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries on six continents. Her most recent diplomatic assignment was as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, including NPR, NBC News, and Newsweek, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and covering foreign policy in Washington, D.C.

She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a university professor, a UN development planner, a Peace Corps Volunteer. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

EO Colton & Associates, promotes global collaboration in diplomacy, politics, education and news media.

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