U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
BIOGRAPHY

James C. Swan
Ambassador, Republic of Djibouti
Term of Appointment: 10/03/2008 to present

James Swan was sworn in as Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti on October 3, 2008. Immediately prior to this assignment, he had served since December 2006 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, with responsibility for Central Africa and East Africa.  Mr. Swan was previously the Director of Analysis for Africa in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (2005-2006).

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Swan has devoted most of his professional life to countries facing complex political transitions, notably in Africa. His overseas assignments have included service as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001-2004) and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (1998-2001). Earlier in his career he was the Somalia Watcher in Nairobi, Kenya (1994-1996) and Chief of the Political Section in Yaounde, Cameroon (1992-1994).  In Washington, he was the Desk Officer for Zaire (later Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1996 to 1998.  He has also served in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Managua, Nicaragua. 

Mr. Swan holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Master's degree in Security Studies from the National War College, where he was a 2005 Distinguished Graduate.

Djibouti | AF Homepage | yellow envelope icon for email subscriptions. click to subscribe.Sign up for Africa email updates.



Released on October 21, 2008

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.