Stephen Schwartz (diplomat)
|United States Ambassador to Somalia|
Assumed office |
June 27, 2016
James Bishop (as Ambassador in 1991)
1958 (age 59–60)|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
SOAS, University of London
National Defense University
Schwartz was educated at the Williamsville South High School in Williamsville, New York. He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of science degree in 1980. He earned a master of arts degree from SOAS, University of London in 1988, and a master of science degree from the National Defense University's National War College in 2008. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and Washington, D.C..
Upon joining the United States Foreign Service, Schwartz served in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Bujumbura, Burundi; and Nairobi, Kenya. He subsequently served in Havana, Cuba; Pretoria, South Africa; and Port Louis, Mauritius, followed by the Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; and Lusaka, Zambia. He served as chargé d'affaires to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles from June 2005 until October 2006. He served as Director of the Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, from 2013 to 2015.
- Stephen Michael Schwartz (1958–)
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