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Kenneth Fairfax

Kenneth Fairfax

U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan


Kenneth Fairfax is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He began his Foreign Service career in 1987 as an Economics and Commercial Officer at Embassy Muscat. Mr. Fairfax has also served as the Director for both Nuclear Materials Security and Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs at the National Security Council.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Fairfax worked as an economic consultant and in the computer industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a B.A. with High Honors from Oberlin College.

Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax’s postings

1987 - 1989: Muscat, Oman

1990 - 1992: Pusan and Seoul, South Korea

1993 - 1995: Moscow

1995 - 1996: National Security Council, Washington

1997 - 2000: Vancouver, Canada

2001 - 2002: Kiev

2003 - 2006: Krakow, Poland

2007 - 2010: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2010 - 2011: Baghdad, Iraq

Sept. 2011: Astana

Please see Hal Foster's interview with Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax for more information.
Online conference with U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kennet Fairfax

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