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Name: Nolan, Stephen
Current Position: Former Ambassador
Stephen J. Nolan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in as Ambassador to Botswana on June 23, 2008.  Nolan was born in Pennsylvania.  He received his BS from Villanova University in 1975, and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM) in 1978. Nolan joined the State Department in 1976 and has spent most of his career in Africa.  He served two tours at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, first as Supervisory General Services Officer from 1988-1991, then as Counselor for Administrative Affairs from 1997-1999.  Nolan was assigned as Administrative Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe from 1993-1997.  Over the course of his career he has also worked in Dakar, Berlin and Jerusalem, as well as a variety of assignments in Washington, D.C. Nolan served as Consul General in Cape Town, South Africa from August 2000 to July 2003. Immediately prior to being appointed ambassador to Botswana, Nolan served as Executive Director of the Bureau of African Affairs, a position he held beginning in May 2004.

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