Tracey Ann Jacobson
|Tracey Ann Jacobson|
|Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Bathsheba Crocker|
|United States Ambassador to Kosovo|
April 2, 2012 – 2015
|Preceded by||Christopher Dell|
|Succeeded by||Greg Delawie|
|United States Ambassador to Tajikistan|
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Richard E. Hoagland|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth E. Gross, Jr.|
|United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan|
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Laura E. Kennedy|
|Succeeded by||Robert E. Patterson, Jr.|
|Born||1965 (age 51–52)|
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Tracey Ann Jacobson (born 1965) is an American diplomat and a former United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kosovo. Since January 2017 she has been serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
Jacobson received her Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and her Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Jacobson has studied Albanian, Serbian, French, Russian, Spanish, Korean, and Tajiki.
Jacobson served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council at the White House, where she facilitated the development of foreign policy initiatives for the National Security Advisor and the President.
Jacobson, a career member of the United States Foreign Service, has served overseas in Seoul, South Korea, Nassau, Bahamas, and Moscow, Russia. Her domestic assignments have included the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management. She also served as the Deputy Director of the State Department's Foreign Service Institute.
Jacobson served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia, as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan (August 2003-July 2006), and as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan from August 2006 until resigning from that position in August 2009 (replaced by Kenneth E. Gross, Jr. as of 12 August 2009). From 2012 to 2015, Jacobson served as the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo.
Since August 2015, Jacobson has been serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Since the resignation of Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Bathsheba N. Crocker in January 2017 when Barack Obama's presidency ended, Jacobson serves as Acting Assistant Secretary.
Laura E. Kennedy
|United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan
Robert E. Patterson, Jr.
Richard E. Hoagland
|United States Ambassador to Tajikistan
Kenneth E. Gross, Jr.
|United States Ambassador to Kosovo
- "Tracey Ann Jacobson (1965–)". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
- Tracey A. Jacobson (2008-06-25). "TAJIKISTAN - KHOROG DEMONSTRATIONS SHOW MORE OF VULNERABILITY OF PRESIDENT RAHMON'S GOVERNMENT". Dushanbe: WikiLeaks. Archived from the original on 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
According to press reports, on June 18, approximately 300 residents of Khorog gathered in front of the government building to protest news that the government had sent additional troops to the region. After negotiations with the leaders of the group, which included Alim Sherzamonov, the local representative of the Social Democratic Party, protesters dispersed.
- "Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson". Embassy of the United States, Pristina. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
- "IO Senior Officials". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- "Jacobson, Tracey Ann: Biography". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- "Tracey Ann Jacobson". U.S. Department of State. August 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.