|United States Ambassador to Cuba|
July 20, 2015 – July 7, 2017
|Preceded by||Philip W. Bonsal (1960) |
Daniel M. Braddock (Acting)
|Succeeded by||Scott Hamilton (Acting)|
|Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba|
August 2014 – July 20, 2015
|Preceded by||John Caulfield|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|United States Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs|
August 10, 2011 – August 2014
|Preceded by||David Dunn|
|Succeeded by||David Pressman|
|Born||1954 (age 65–66)|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
Jeffrey DeLaurentis (born 1954) is an American diplomat who served as the Chargé d'affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the United States, Havana from 2015 to 2017. DeLaurentis has ambassadorial rank in the State Department because his prior position at the UN was a US Senate-confirmed ambassadorial position. Cuba and the United States formally restored diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015, after having severed diplomatic ties in 1961 amid the Cold War.
DeLaurentis is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also studied toward a doctorate in political science at Columbia's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
DeLaurentis finished his 3-year cycle on July 7, 2017 and was replaced by Scott Hamilton.
- Jeffrey De Laurentis (1954–)
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- US State Department, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis
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|Notes and references|
|1. The U.S. and Cuba did not have bilateral diplomatic relations between 1961 and 2015. Philip Bonsal was DeLaurentis's predecessor in the position, leaving office on October 28, 1960.|
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