A Conversation with Robert W. Thomas, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo
Date: Tuesday, February 14th
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Join us for a conversation with Chargé d’Affaires Robert W. Thomas. Chargé Thomas will share his insights on diversity at State, and offer advice for a successful career in foreign policy.
The Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects current and former career Foreign and Civil Service Officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy. This event is brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service.
Learn more about Diverse Diplomacy at diversediplomacy.com.
This event will have live closed captioning.
Robert W. Thomas
On January 20th, 2021, Robert W. Thomas assumed the position of the Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo. Mr. Thomas served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic since July 16, 2020, after serving three years as United States Consul General to Montreal, Canada.
A career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Thomas has also served assignments abroad in Mexico, Côte d’Ivoire, Canada (twice), and Mauritania. His domestic service includes multiple assignments in the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Executive Secretariat. He was also deployed as part of the Department’s crisis response team in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
He completed his bachelor’s degrees in comparative religion and political science at Emory & Henry College, a small liberal-arts university in the Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia. He speaks French and Spanish. He is accompanied at post by his husband, Mr. Juan Garcia.