Robert Gilchrist

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Robert Gilchrist


United States

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Ambassador to Lithuania since 2019. Former Director of the operations center at the State Department. He has been Deputy Chief of Mission — a rank second only to Ambassador — at the U.S. embassies in Sweden (2013-2018) and Estonia (2010-2013), and the director of Nordic and Baltic affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2007-2009), in addition to assignments in many other parts of the world. Foreign policy aide to a Democratic congressman, William Delahunt of Massachusetts, in 2002 and 2003. For several years he was president of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, an organization of LGBTQ people and allies working in foreign affairs for the U.S. government. Opened Baltic Pride in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2011.

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