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Ambassador Eric Edelman

Government Service
  • Defense Department :
    • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2005-2009)
    • Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Soviet and East European Affairs (1990-1993)
  • Office of the Vice President:
    • Principal Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (2001-2003)
  • State Department:
    • Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey (2003-2005)
    • Ambassador to the Republic of Finland (1998-2001)
    • Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State (1996-1998)
    • Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic (1994-1996)
    • Ambassador-at-Large and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State on the Newly Independent States (1993)
    • Special Assistant (European Affairs) to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1989-1990)
    • Head of External Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (1987-1989)
    • Head of Soviet Policies in the Third World at the Office of Soviet Affairs (1984-1986)
    • Special Assistant to Secretary of State George P. Shultz (1982-1984)
    • Staff Officer on the Secretariat Staff (1982)
    • Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center (1981-1982)
    • Member of the U.S. Middle East Delegation to the West Bank/Gaza Autonomy Talks Delegations (1980-1981)


  • Yale University: Ph.D., U.S. Diplomatic History (1981)
  • Cornell University: B.A., History and Government (1972)

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