Chargé d’affaires ad interim (Deputy Chief of Mission) – Jeffrey Giauque
In the absence of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Chargé d’affaires ad interim is responsible for representing the United States of America in the Republic of Belarus, conducting the Foreign Policy of the United States as well as directing, coordinating and supervising the Embassy personnel under his/her authority.
Jeffrey Giauque is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has been the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus, since July 2020. He previously served a Member of Secretary Pompeo’s Policy Planning Staff, where he was responsible for providing policy analysis and advice on the European Union, the Western Balkans, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Mr. Giauque’s previous overseas tours include Croatia, Nicaragua, Serbia, and Turkmenistan. In Washington, Mr. Giauque has worked in the State Department’s Operations Center, its Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and twice in its Office of European Union and Regional Affairs.
Mr. Giauque has a BA in history and French from the University of Utah and an MA and PhD from Ohio State University in European international history and the history of American foreign relations. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the EU, and taught international relations and European history at Miami University (Ohio). He speaks French, German, Croatian, Spanish, and Russian. Mr. Giauque is married to Foreign Service Officer Ivna Giauque and they have two children.