Category: Diverse Diplomacy, Events, Featured News

Title: Event | A Conversation with Ambassador Timmy Davis

A Conversation with Ambassador Timmy Davis
U.S. Ambassador to Qatar

Date: Wednesday, February 21st
Time: 9 AM – 10 AM EST
Location: Zoom


Join us for a conversation with the U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Timmy Davis, who 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.

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This event will have live closed captioning.

Timmy Davis, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar on August 4, 2022.  Prior to his confirmation, Ambassador Davis served as Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Pompeo and Blinken.  He also served as U.S. Consul General in Basra, Iraq.  His other overseas tours include Guatemala City; Najaf, Iraq; Canberra, Australia; and Bogota, Colombia.  His domestic assignments include Senior Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center, Special Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton, Director for Iraq at the National Security Council, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Special Presidential Envoy to Counter-ISIL, Senior Advisor to the Counselor of the Department, Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs and Acting Chief of Staff of the Department of State.

Ambassador Davis holds a Distinguished Honor Award and multiple Superior and Meritorious Honor awards.  He is also the recipient of the Department’s Ryan C. Crocker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Expeditionary Diplomacy and the American Foreign Service Association’s William R. Rivkin Award for Constructive Dissent. A native of Virginia, he considers New Orleans his home.  Ambassador Davis attended the University of Alabama and served in the United States Marine Corps for nearly a decade prior to joining the Foreign Service.  Ambassador Davis speaks Spanish and Arabic.