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Picture of Michele J. SisonBIOGRAPHY

Michele J. Sison
Ambassador, Beirut, Lebanon
Term of Appointment: 08/28/2008 to present

Ambassador Michele J. Sison was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2008 and sworn-in on August 28, 2008 as the United States Ambassador to the Republic Lebanon. She arrived in Beirut on February 5, 2008 as Chargé d’Affaires a.i.

Ambassador Sison is a career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. She served as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from August 2004 through January 2008. Prior to her appointment to the United Arab Emirates she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs.

Ambassador Sison’s overseas assignments include service as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (1999-2002) and as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India (1996-1999). She also served at the U.S. Missions in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (1993-1996); Douala, Cameroon (1991-1993); Cotonou, Benin (1988-1991); Lome, Togo (1984-1988); and Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1982-1984), as well as in Washington. Ambassador Sison is the recipient of numerous U.S. Department of State awards for exceptional service as well as the Presidential Meritorious Service Award.

Ambassador Sison, who was born in Virginia, earned her B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.



Released on September 22, 2008

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