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Name: Moriarty, James
Current Position: Ambassador
James F. Moriarty was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh on March 13, 2008 and sworn in on March 26, 2008. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Moriarty joined the Foreign Service in 1975. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College in 1975, and speaks Chinese, Nepali, Urdu, French and Bangla. Early assignments in his career included postings at the U.S. embassies in Pakistan, Swaziland and Morocco, and work on African issues at the U.S. Department of State. As Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of United Nations Political Affairs from 1991 to 1993, Moriarty coordinated U.S. policy on UN Security Council issues. Moriarty was Diplomat-in-Residence at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1993-94.
From 1994 to 1998, Moriarty led the General Affairs (Political) Section at the American Institute in Taiwan; from 1998 to 2001, he served as Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; and from 2001 to 2002 he worked in the White House as National Security Council (NSC) Director for China Affairs. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior NSC. Moriarty served as U.S. Ambassador to Nepal between 2004 and 2007. 
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