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Patricia M. Haslach, American former ambassador. Recipient Sinclaire award, American Foreign Service Association, 1997, Herbert Salzman award for Excellence in International Economic Performance, 1999, Director General’s Award for Impact and Originality in Reporting, 2002.


Haslach, Patricia M. was born in 1956 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States.


Bachelor in Political Affairs, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1978. Master of Arts in International Affairs, Columbia University, New York City, 1981.


Joined Senior Foreign Service, United States Department State, 1986, assignments include agricultural attaché New Delhi, political officer, United States Mission to European Union, resource officer Lagos, Nigeria, Jakarta, Indonesia, economic counselor Islamabad, Pakistan, director, Office for Afghanistan, then United States ambassador to Lao People’s Democratic Republic Vientiane, Laos, 2004—2007, senior official Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Washington, 2007—2008, United States ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, 2008—2009.


Married David Herbert. Children: Shereen, Kiran.

David Herbert

Shereen Haslach

Kiran Haslach