Juan Gabriel Valdés

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Juan Gabriel Valdés Soublette (Santiago, June 2, 1947) is a Chilean political scientist, diplomat and former minister during the Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle presidency. Between 1973 and 1976 he studied political science at Princeton University in the United States, where he obtained a Ph.D.[1]

In 2014, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet appointed Valdés as Chilean Ambassador to the United States.[2]

Not to be confused with his father, Gabriel Valdes.

Other activities[edit]

Juan Gabriel Valdés is a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organization which works to support democratic leadership, prevent and resolve conflict through mediation and promote good governance in the form of democratic institutions, open markets, human rights and the rule of law. It does so by making available, discreetly and in confidence, the experience of former leaders to today’s national leaders. It is a not-for-profit organization composed of former heads of government, senior governmental and international organization officials who work closely with Heads of Government on governance-related issues of concern to them.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Juan Somavia
Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
2000 – 2003
Succeeded by
Heraldo Muñoz
Preceded by
Felipe Bulnes
Ambassador of Chile to the United States
2014 – present