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Hon. Douglas A. Silliman

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U.S. Ambassador

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Local Address:  United States
Business Council for International Understanding
1212 Avenue Of The Americas 10Th FL
Manhattan , New York 10036
United States

Company Description: The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is a nonpartisan, U.S.-based organization that works to expand international trade and commerce. It does...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Advisor
    State

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Political Science
    Baylor University
  • Master of Arts , International Relations
    George Washington University
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Kuwait: Dinner with the Honorable ...
bciu.org, 11 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kuwait: Dinner with the Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, (new) U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Business Council for International Understanding
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KUWAIT: 8/11 Dinner with the Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, (new) U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Email a Colleague
The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is pleased to announce a dinner discussion in Washington, DC with:
The Honorable Douglas A. Silliman
...
Ambassador Silliman was confirmed to be the next Ambassador of the United States to the State of Kuwait in July 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, a position he held since 2012. Prior to that position, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey since July 2008. He joined the Department of State in 1984 and is a career member of Senior Foreign Service.
Ambassador Silliman has served as Director and Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Southern European Affairs, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and as the Regional Officer for the Middle East in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. He earlier served as a political officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, as Lebanon Desk officer, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He began his career as a visa officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a political officer in Tunis, Tunisia.
Ambassador Silliman received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science summa cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
He has received several awards from the Department of State, including the Secretary's Award for Public Outreach in 2007. The American Foreign Service Association gave him its Sinclaire Language Award in 1993 and the W. Averill Harriman Award for outstanding junior officer in 1988. He speaks Turkish, Arabic and French.
Executive Briefing with The Honorable ...
bilateralchamber.org [cached]
Executive Briefing with The Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait div">
On May 5, 2015, the Bilateral Chamber hosted an executive roundtable with The Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait. In addition to providing first-hand insight into recent commercial and FDI reforms in Kuwait, Ambassador Silliman offered an overview of key business and investment opportunities across a wide variety of industry sectors.
Douglas A. Silliman was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait.
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Ambassador Silliman arrived in Kuwait City in August 2014.
He served in 2013-2014 as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the Department of State in Washington, D.C., working on Iraq issues and the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq from 2012 to 2013 and Minister Counselor for Political Affairs in Baghdad from 2011 to 2012. He was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara, Turkey from 2008 to 2011. He joined the Department of State in 1984 and is a career member of Senior Foreign Service.
Ambassador Silliman earlier served as Director and Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Southern European Affairs, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and as the Regional Officer for the Middle East in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Ambassador Silliman worked as political officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, as Lebanon Desk officer, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He began his career as a visa officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a political officer in Tunis, Tunisia.
Ambassador Silliman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science summa cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
He has received numerous awards from the Department of State, including the Secretary's Award for Public Outreach in 2007 and senior performance awards. The American Foreign Service Association gave Ambassador Silliman its Sinclaire Language Award in 1993 and the W. Averill Harriman Award for outstanding junior officer in 1988. He is married and has two children. He speaks Arabic and French.
Greek News - AHEPA Forum on the US/Greece Strategic Partnership in the Balkans
www.greeknewsonline.com, 29 Nov 2005 [cached]
-Mr. Douglas Silliman, Director, Office of Southern European Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Press Review
www.turkishpress.com, 17 Oct 2005 [cached]
During a meeting with Talat by a US delegation led by Douglas Silliman, director for southern Europe at the State Department, the invitation is expected to be made.
Monday, August 11, 2014KUWAITDinner with ...
bciu.org, 11 Aug 2014 [cached]
Monday, August 11, 2014KUWAITDinner with the Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, (new) U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Business Council for International Understanding
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KUWAIT: 8/11 Dinner with the Honorable Douglas A. Silliman, (new) U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Email a Colleague
The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is pleased to announce a dinner discussion in Washington, DC with:
The Honorable Douglas A. Silliman
...
Ambassador Silliman was confirmed to be the next Ambassador of the United States to the State of Kuwait in July 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, a position he held since 2012. Prior to that position, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey since July 2008. He joined the Department of State in 1984 and is a career member of Senior Foreign Service.
Ambassador Silliman has served as Director and Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Southern European Affairs, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and as the Regional Officer for the Middle East in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. He earlier served as a political officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, as Lebanon Desk officer, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He began his career as a visa officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a political officer in Tunis, Tunisia.
Ambassador Silliman received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science summa cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
He has received several awards from the Department of State, including the Secretary's Award for Public Outreach in 2007. The American Foreign Service Association gave him its Sinclaire Language Award in 1993 and the W. Averill Harriman Award for outstanding junior officer in 1988. He speaks Turkish, Arabic and French.
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