Jeffrey J. Hawkins

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U.S. Ambassador to Central African Republic
Term of Appointment: 10/16/2015 to present

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Jeffrey Hawkins was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to the Central African Republic on October 8, 2015 and sworn in on October 16, 2015.

Ambassador Hawkins has served in Africa, Asia, and Europe and has been active on a wide variety of issues, from Afghan reconstruction to conflict prevention to promotion of democracy and human rights. Ambassador Hawkins most recently served as Consul General in Lagos, Nigeria.

He speaks French fluently.