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Roger F. Noriega is a former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean) and a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. He coordinates AEI’s program on Latin America.


  • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2003-2005
  • U.S. Ambassador, 2001-2003; Senior Adviser, 1993-94, Organization of American States
  • Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senate, 1997-2001
  • Staff Member, International Relations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1994-97
  • Senior Policy Adviser, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States, 1990-93
  • Staff, U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of State, 1986-90
  • Press Secretary and Foreign Policy Adviser, U.S. Representative Robert Whittaker (R-Kans.), 1983-86
  • Research Assistant, Kansas Secretary of State, 1981-83


B.A., Washburn University