Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Date: 04/11/2011 Description: Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis - State Dept ImageAmbassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in as Alternate Representative of the United States for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations on August 10, 2011. Immediately prior to assuming his duties at the U.S. Mission to the UN, Ambassador DeLaurentis was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Ambassador DeLaurentis was also previously Minister Counselor for Political Affairs and Security Council Coordinator at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Since beginning his State Department career in 1991, Ambassador DeLaurentis has served in a number of overseas posts including Political/Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, and Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.

In Washington, Mr. DeLaurentis served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Director of Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council, and as an International Relations Officer in the Bureau of International Organizations. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Ambassador DeLaurentis held a senior staff position at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Columbia University Graduate School of International and Public Affairs