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Laurence D. Wohlers assumed his position as Ambassador to the Central African Republic in September 2010. His recent assignments include: Senior Advisor for International Programs at the Smithsonian Institution, Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the US Mission to the European Union and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Moscow.
Ambassador Wohlers served previously in the Central African Republic from 1985 to 1987 as the Director of the Centre Martin Luther King. Early in his career, he also served in Belgium, Madagascar, Japan, Mauritania and Benin.
He received an M.S. from the National War College and a B.A from Washington University in St. Louis.
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