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News Posted on November 15, 2012

Alejandro Wolff, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Speaks at King Hall

U.S. Ambassador to Chile Alejandro WolffU.S. Ambassador to Chile Alejandro D. Wolff spoke on the "The U.S.-Chile Relationship and the Special Role of California" at King Hall on November 13 in an event co-sponsored by the UC Davis-Chile Partnership Program, University Outreach and International Programs, the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, UC Davis Extension, UC Davis School of Law International Law Programs, and the California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC).

Ambassador Wolff spoke of the goals that Chile and the United States share on a variety of issues of global significance, from nuclear nonproliferation to climate change. He said that the United States now recognizes Chile as a partner in global relations.

Ambassador Alejandro D. Wolff joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 1979. His assignments in Washington include tours on the Policy Planning Staff (1981-1982); in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs (1988-1989); in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1989-1991); as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department (1996-1998); and as the Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell (1998-2001). He has served in Algeria, Morocco, Chile, Cyprus, the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels and France. His most recent assignment was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations (2005-2010). He has won numerous honors, including the Department of State's Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1978 from the University of California, Los Angeles. His two foreign languages are French and Spanish.