Stephen Seche

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Stephen A. Seche
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Stephen A. Seche
United States Ambassador to Yemen
In office
September 5, 2007 – September 2010
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Thomas C. Krajeski
Succeeded by Gerald M. Feierstein
United States Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Syria
In office
2005–2006
Personal details
Profession Diplomat

Stephen A. Seche (born 1952) was the United States Ambassador to Yemen from 2007 to September 2010.

Biography[edit]

Stephen Seche was born in 1952.[1] He received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1974.[2] After working as a journalist for four years, he joined the Foreign Service in 1978. From 1978 to 1985, he was a diplomat in Guatemala, Peru and Bolivia.[2] From 1989 to 1993, he served as Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[2] From 1993 to 1997, he served as Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.[2] He studied Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute's Field School in Tunis for two years.[2]

From 1999 to 2002, Seche was Counselor for Public Affairs and Director of the American Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria.[2] From 2002 to 2005, he served as Director of the Office for Egypt and Levant Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.[2] From February 2005 to August 2006, he served as Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. In 2006-2007, he taught at the University of Southern California as a Visiting Fellow.[3] He became the United States Ambassador to Yemen on September 5, 2007, up until September 2010. He is a Research Associate, at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University.[4]

Seche speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish.[5]

References[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Margaret Scobey
United States Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Syria
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Michael H. Corbin
Preceded by
Thomas C. Krajeski
United States Ambassador to Yemen
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Gerald M. Feierstein