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Dr. Zalmay Mamozy KHALILZAD Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, New York


1979-1986 Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University
1985-1989 Special Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs working on policy issues, advising on the Iran-Iraq war and the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Department of State
1989-1991 Senior political scientist at RAND and associate professor at the University of California at San Diego
1991-1992 Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning, Department of Defense
1993-1999 Director of the Strategy, Doctrine and Force Structure program for RAND's Project Air Force, founded the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Southwest Asia, Near East, and North African Affairs, National Security Council
  Special Presidential Envoy at Large for the Free Iraqis
  Headed Bush-Cheney transition team for the Department of Defense Counselor to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
1999-2003 Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Islamic Outreach and Southwest Asia Initiatives, National Security Council
2003-2005 United States Ambassador to Afghanistan and Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan
2005-2007 United States Ambassador to Iraq
since 2007 United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations


More than 200 books, articles, studies and reports


Department of Defense medal for outstanding public service