J. Adam Ereli

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J. Adam Ereli
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United States Ambassador to Bahrain
In office
28 June 2007 – June 2011
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byWilliam T. Monroe
Succeeded byThomas C. Krajeski
Personal details
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Alma materYale University;
Tufts University

Joseph Adam Ereli (born 1960)[1] was an American diplomat and ambassador. Ereli was the ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Bahrain from 2007 to 2011. He subsequently was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs from 2011-2014. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Mercury, a public strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC.[2]


In 1989, Ereli joined the Foreign Service and served in Africa. He also served as the Director of the Office of Press and Public Affairs. Ereli was sworn in as the 15th United States Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 28, 2007. He arrived in Bahrain on June 30.


Mr. Ereli earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1982 and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1989. Before entering the Foreign Service, he worked as a journalist and human rights activist in Paris, France.


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William T. Monroe
United States Ambassador to Bahrain
June 28, 2007–June 2011
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Krajeski