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Christopher W. Dell

AKA Christopher William Dell

Born: 1956

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 2004-07

Openly blamed Zimbabwe's food shortage on the Robert Mugabe government, leading to his recall to Washington for consultations on 9 November 2005, a day after Mugabe was quoted in the press telling the ambassador to "go to hell". He later returned to his post in Zimbabwe.

    University: BA, Columbia University (1978)
    University: MS, Balliol College, Oxford University (1980)

    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Kabul, Afghanistan (2007-)
    US Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2004-07)
    US Ambassador to Angola (2001-04)
    US Chief of Mission in Kosovo (2000-01)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997-2000)
    US State Department Deputy Director, Regional Political Affairs, European Bureau (1994-96)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Maputo, Mozambique (1991-94)
    US State Department Special Asst. to the Under Secy. for Intl. Security Affairs (1989-91)
    US State Department Executive Assistant to the Special Negotiator for Greek Bases Agreement (1987-89)
    US State Department Desk Officer for Spain and Portugal (1986-87)
    US State Department Staff Assistant, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (1985-86)
    US State Department Political Officer, Lisbon, Portugal (1984-85)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Oporto, Portugal (1983-84)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Matamoros, Mexico (1981-83)


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