John Caulfield (diplomat)

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John Patrick Caulfield
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13th Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba
In office
September 12, 2011 – July 20, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJonathan D. Farrar
Succeeded byJeffrey DeLaurentis
Personal details
Born1951 (age 69–70)
Alma materSaint Joseph's University

John Patrick Caulfield (born 1951)[1] is the former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, a position he held from September 2011 to July 2014.[2] Caulfield now works as an independent consultant and an advisor to the Innovadores Foundation.[3]

In September 2008, Caulfield acted as the chargé d'affaires at the American embassy in Venezuela after Ambassador Patrick Duddy was expelled by then-president Hugo Chávez.[4] He resumed the post from July 2010 through July 2011.

Caulfield served in the state department for over 30 years in a variety of posts, including consul general at the American embassy in London and deputy chief of mission at the American embassy in Lima, Peru. Caulfield is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University with a degree in international relations and Latin American studies.[3]

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  1. ^ John Patrick Caulfield (1951–)
  2. ^ "John Caulfield", US Department of State
  3. ^ a b Sara Ashley O'Brien, "Cuban interns get taste of NYC startups", CNN Money, July 31, 2015
  4. ^ Associated Press, "U.S. to send its Ambassador back to Venezuela", NBC News, June 25, 2009