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Name: Al-Jubeir, Adel
Current Position: Previous Ambassador

Adel A. Al-Jubeir was appointed as ambassador to the United States on January 29, 2007. Born on February 1, 1962 in Majma'ah (Riyadh Province), Saudi Arabia, Al-Jubeir attended schools in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Yemen, Lebanon, and the US. He obtained a BA summa cum laude in political science and economics from the University of North Texas in 1982, and an MA in international relations from Georgetown University in 1984.

In 1987 Al-Jubeir was appointed into the Saudi Diplomatic Service and posted to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC, where he served as special assistant to the ambassador. In 1990-91, he was part of the Saudi team that established the Joint Information Bureau at Dhahran during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He was a member of the GCC delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference in October 1991, and a member of the Saudi delegation to the Multilateral Arms Control Talks in Washington, DC in 1992. In December 1992, he was dispatched with the Saudi Armed Forces to Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope. Al-Jubeir was a visiting diplomatic fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York from 1994-95.

Al-Jubeir was appointed director of the Saudi Information and Congressional Affairs Office in Washington in 2000, and was named foreign affairs advisor in the Crown Prince’s Court in the fall of 2000. In August 2005, Al-Jubeir was appointed to the position of advisor at the Royal Court.
He is fluent in Arabic, English, and German.
Wild Days Behind Him, Envoy Keeps Low Profile (by Helene Cooper, New York Times)
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