Cameron Munter

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Cameron Munter
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United States Ambassador to Pakistan
In office
October 2010 – July 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAnne W. Patterson
Succeeded byRichard Olson
United States Ambassador to Serbia
In office
July 2007 – July 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMichael C. Polt
Succeeded byMary Burce Warlick
Personal details
Born1954 (age 64–65)
Walnut Creek, California, California
ResidenceNew York, United States
Alma materCornell University
Johns Hopkins University

Cameron Phelps Munter (born 1954) is CEO & President of The EastWest Institute, a non-governmental organization that focuses on conflict resolution, based in New York. A former American diplomat and career foreign service officer, he was the United States Ambassador to Pakistan, from 2010 to 2012, and previously the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia from July 2007 to July 2009.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Munter was born in California, in 1954, graduating from Claremont High School in 1972. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, graduated magna cum laude in 1976 with a B.A.,[6] and the universities of Freiburg and Marburg in Germany. He received a PhD in modern European history in 1983 from Johns Hopkins Universityin Baltimore, Maryland.

Postgraduate work[edit]

Munter taught European history at the University of California in Los Angeles (1982–1984) and directed European Studies at the Twentieth Century Fund in New York (1984–1985) before joining the Foreign Service.[2]


Munter served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010 to 2012, during the time of the raid in which Osama bin Ladin was killed. He was U.S. Ambassador to Serbia from 2007 to 2009, when Kosovo became independent. A career Foreign Service Officer, Munter was Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 2005 to June 2007. He volunteered to lead the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul, Iraq, from January through July 2006, and then returned to Prague. He came to Prague from Warsaw, Poland, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission from 2002 to 2005.

Before these assignments, in Washington, D.C., Munter was Director for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe at the National Security Council (1999–2001), Executive Assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State (1998–1999), Director of the Northern European Initiative (1998), and Chief of Staff in the NATO Enlargement Ratification Office (1997–1998).

He has also served overseas in Bonn, Germany (1995–1997), Prague (1992–1995), and Warsaw (1986–1988). His other domestic assignments include serving as Country Director for Czechoslovakia at the Department of State (1989–1991), Dean Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (1991), and Staff Assistant in the Bureau of European Affairs (1988–1989).

In the summer of 2015, the Board of Directors of the EastWest Institute (EWI) announced the appointment of Munter as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2015. Munter succeeded John Edwin Mroz, EWI's founder, who had died. In this capacity, Munter heads up the strategic direction of EWI, which facilitates international conflict resolution, around issues pertaining to cybersecurity, strategic trust-building, and economic and military security.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Senate Confirmation Hearing Statement By Ambassador-Designate Cameron Munter Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ "About Ambassador Cameron Munter Archived 2013-04-05 at the Wayback Machine", Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Pakistan. Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Michael C. Polt
United States Ambassador to Serbia
Succeeded by
Mary Burce Warlick
Preceded by
Anne W. Patterson
United States Ambassador to Pakistan
Succeeded by
Richard G. Olson