Speakers

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Thomas E. Mesa
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Before arriving in Sarajevo to assume the position of Counselor for Public Affairs in 2011, served as Counselor for
Public Affairs from 2007-2010, U.S. Embassy Panama; 2005-2007, Deputy National Coordinator for the Summit of
the Americas/Deputy Director, Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere
Affairs; 2001-2004, Political Counselor, U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay; 1998-2001, Information/Press Officer,
U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania; 1995-1998, Desk Officer for India and Sri Lanka, United States Information
Agency (USIA); 1992-1995, Assistant Branch Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate Lahore, Pakistan; 1990-1992,
Information/Press Officer, U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua; 1988-1990, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy La
Paz, Bolivia; 1987-1988, Junior Officer, U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile.