Laurence Everett Pope II (born 1945) is a retired United States Ambassador to Chad. Pope held a number of senior posts in the Department of State. He was the Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (19871990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (19911993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (19931996), and Political Advisor to General Zinni USMC, Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (19972000). In 2000, President Clinton nominated him for Ambassador to Kuwait but he did not receive the appointment from Congress.
Ambassador Pope retired from the U.S. Foreign Service on October 2, 2000 after 31 years of service. He continues to consult with various institutions and is a respected arabist. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Pope also had advanced studies at Princeton University and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State Senior Seminar, a Senior Fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College. He speaks Arabic and French, and resides in Portland, Maine.
What's a respected arabist?
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