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Laura E. Kennedy, ambassador.

Background

Kennedy, Laura E. was born in 1951.

Education

Bachelor in Asian Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1973. Master of Arts in International Relations, American University, Washington, 1974.

Career

Career member, class of Min.-Counselor United States Department State, numerous overseas posts in Moscow, Vienna and Ankara, Turkey, detail in United States Embassy Yerevan Armenia, guide official exchange exhibit Kazakhstan, Ukraine, then director Office Central Eurasian Affairs Washington, 1995—1997, deputy chief of mission, United States Mission to United Nations Vienna, 1998—2001, United States ambassador to Turkmenistan, 2001—2003, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau European & Eurasian Affairs Washington, 2004—2005, member State Department Board Examiners, 2005—2007, United States ambassador to Conference on Disarmament Geneva, since 2010. Deputy commandant National War College, Washington, 2007—2010. Dean State Department senior seminar Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, 2004—2005.