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Tina S. Kaidanow was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo on July 18, 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Kaidanow was the Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Office in Pristina (later the U.S. Embassy) from July 2006 to July 2008.
Ms. Kaidanow arrived in Kosovo from Sarajevo, where she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy for the previous three years. Prior to that she was the Special Assistant for European Affairs to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
A career member of the U.S. diplomatic service, Ms. Kaidanow has served extensively in the region, as Special Assistant to U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill in Skopje 1998-1999, with specific responsibilities focused on the crisis in Kosovo; and assignments in Sarajevo (1997-1998) and Belgrade. She has also held the position of Director for Southeast European Affairs at the National Security Council.
Ms. Kaidanow holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Philosophy degree in Political Science from Columbia University in New York.