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Christopher W. S. Ross

Born: 3-Mar-1943
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Syria, 1991-98

Father: Claude G. Ross (former US Ambassador)
Wife: (m., one child)

    University: BA Oriental Studies, Princeton University (1965)
    University: MA, School of Advanced International Studies (1967)
    Teacher: Arabic, Columbia University (1966)
    Teacher: Arabic, Princeton University (1967)

    US State Department Special Adviser, Iraq Political Affairs
    US State Department Senior Adviser to the Under Secy. for Public Diplomacy (2001-?)
    US Coordinator for Counterterrorism (1998)
    US Ambassador to Syria (1991-98)
    US Ambassador to Algeria (1988-91)
    US State Department Assistant to the Under Secy. for Political Affairs (1985-88)
    US State Department Director of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1984-85)
    US State Department Special Assistant to the Special Envoys to Lebanon and the Middle East (1982-84)
    US State Department Public Affairs Adviser, Asst. Secy. Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1981-82)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Algiers, Algeria (1979-81)
    US Information Agency Public Affairs Officer, Algiers, Algeria (1976-79)
    US Information Agency Information Officer, Beirut, Lebanon (1973-76)
    US Information Agency Branch Public Affairs Officer, Fez, Morocco (1970-73)
    US Information Agency Junior Officer Trainee, Tripoli, Libya (1969-70)
    US Information Agency Junior Officer Trainee, Washington, DC (1968-69)
    Council on Foreign Relations


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