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Name: Nigro, Louis
Current Position: Former Ambassador
Louis John Nigro, Jr. began serving as US Ambassador to Chad on November 16, 2007.
Before joining the Foreign Service in 1980, Nigro earned a PhD in modern European history from Vanderbilt University; was a Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow in Italy; taught modern European history at Stanford University; and served as an officer in the California Army National Guard.
Nigro has served as a diplomat overseas at US embassies in The Bahamas, Chad, Haiti, The Holy See, Guinea and Cuba. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in the last three postings. In Washington, he has held positions in the State Department’s Operations Center, Policy Planning Council, Office of Western European Affairs, and Office of Canadian Affairs.
From 2004-2006, Nigro was professor of international relations at the US Army War College. From 2006-2007, he was diplomat in residence at the University of Houston.
Nigro is the author of the book, The New Diplomacy in Italy: American Propaganda and U.S.-Italian Relations, 1917-1919, and articles on historical and diplomatic themes.
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