Thomas Pickering

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Thomas R. Pickering (b. 5 Nov. 1931- ) served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan, and El Salvador (during the height of the repression and death squad activity).

Professional History

  • 2008: Pickering admits that he was party to "US-Iran back channel talks".[1]
  • December 2005: Joins Ariel Sharon's Kadima party[2]
  • January 2001: Boeing Corporation, senior vice president for International Relations and a member of the Boeing Executive Council.
  • May 1997 to 2001: Under Secretary for political affairs (retired in January 2001)
  • 1993 to 1996: US ambassador to Russian Federation
  • 1992 to 1993: US ambassador to India
  • 1989 to 1992: Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations
  • 1985 to 1988: US ambassador to Israel
  • 1983 to 1985: US ambassador to El Salvador (at the height of the death squad activity and war)
  • 1981 to 1983: US ambassador to Nigeria
  • 1978 to 1981: Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
  • 1974 to 1978: US ambassador to Jordan
  • 1973 to 1974: Executive Secretary of the Department of State and Special Assistant to Secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger
  • 1967 to 1969: Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar Es Salaam
  • 1962 to 1964: Political adviser to the U.S. Delegation to the 18-Nation Disarmament Conference in Geneva.
  • 1959 to 1961 Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the State Department, in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • 1956 to 1959: U.S. Navy
  • 1954: Masters degree, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
  • 1953: graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine

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Affiliations

Contact, References and Resources

Contact

Resources

Publications by Thomas R. Pickering

References

  1. Bush to Nasrallah: An Offer Hezbollah Cannot Refuse? - Part I, Palestine Chronicle, 24 April 2008.
  2. Akiva Eldar, "America's man in the Middle East," Haaretz, 16 December 2005. However, it is most likely that he "joined" in jest.
  3. [1][2]
  4. Board, American Academy of Diplomacy, accessed 30 July 2007.
  5. Advisory Boards, International Economic Alliance, accessed 16 January 2008.
  6. [3]
  7. Principals, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, accessed 13 September 2007.