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Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Global Fellow, Kennan Institute & Global Fellow, Polar Institute

Term

November 1, 2013 — December 31, 2021

Professional affiliation

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; former Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
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Full Biography

Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth Yalowitz served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for 36 years and was twice an ambassador: to Belarus from 1994-1997; and  Georgia from 1998-2001. He also served in Moscow (two tours), The Hague and the US Mission to NATO in Brussels.  He was chosen for the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention in 2000 for his work preventing spillover of the Chechen war into Georgia.

Ambassador Yalowitz directed the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College from 2003-11. He has been adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Stanford University in Washington and Washington & Lee University, and diplomat-in-residence at American and George Mason Universities.  In 2009, he was elected to the American Academy of Diplomacy whose members have held positions of high responsibility in crafting and implementing American foreign policy.  He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
 

Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Global Fellow, Kennan Institute & Global Fellow, Polar Institute,
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; former Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
My principal interest is to keep the Arctic as an area for peaceful cooperation, environmental protection and sustainable economic development at a time of increased international tensions.