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Picture of J. Adam EreliBIOGRAPHY

J. Adam Ereli
Deputy Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs
Term of Appointment: 09/02/2003 to 06/30/2006

J. Adam Ereli became Deputy Spokesman of the Department of State on September 2, 2003. In this capacity, he oversees the Office of Press Relations, Office of Regional Media Outreach, Office of Broadcast Services, the public website at www.state.gov, the Foreign Press Centers, and the Press Office at USAID. Previously, Mr. Ereli served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, from 2000 to 2003.

He joined the Foreign Service in 1989 and has served abroad as a Junior Officer in Cairo, Egypt, Program Officer in Damascus, Syria, Cultural Affairs Officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Public Affairs Officer in Sanaa, Yemen. In Washington, Mr. Ereli served as Director of the Office of Press and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and as Director of the Office of Press Relations in the Bureau of Public Affairs. Mr. Ereliís awards include a Meritorious Honor Award, a Meritorious Step Increase, and three Superior Honor Awards.

Mr. Ereli earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1982 and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1989. Before entering the Foreign Service, he worked as a journalist and human rights activist in Paris, France. He speaks French and Arabic.



Released on March 27, 2006

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