THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BARBRO A. OWENS-KIRKPATRICK FOR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF NIGER
The President today announced his intent to nominate Barbro A. Owens-Kirkpatrick to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.
Ms. Barbro Owens-Kirkpatrick, of Del Mar, California, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. Ms. Owens-Kirkpatrick is currently Director of the Office of European Political and Security Affairs in the Department of State. She was Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City (1994-97); Director of Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council, The White House (1993-94); and Deputy Director of the Office of International Security Operations, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the State Department (1992-93). Other postings include Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados and Deputy Director of the Office of Southern Cone Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State. Ms. Owens-Kirkpatrick joined the Foreign Service in 1980.
Ms. Owens-Kirkpatrick was born in Helsinki, Finland. She received a B.A. in Economics from the Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland and a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is married to Alexander T. Kirkpatrick, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, and they have a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Maria.