Profile | Ambassador Elizabeth Richard, Senior State Department Fellow

From admiralty lawyer to ambassador to Lebanon

Ambassador Richard launches new construction works and trainings with General Imad Osman.
Ambassador Richard launches new construction works and trainings with Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Director General Imad Osman, May 2019. (Image: U.S. Embassy Beirut)
President George H.W. Bush introduces Elizabeth Richard, then a desk officer in Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, to Václav Havel, the Czech political dissident who became president of Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic. (Image: Elizabeth Richard)
Ambassador Richard visits a USAID school program in Sana’a, Yemen, during her assignment as deputy chief of mission. (Image: Elizabeth Richard)
Ambassador Richard visits a border post along Lebanon’s border with Syria, built by the United States and the United Kingdom (left) and sits in the Rose Garden at behind members of the administration during a visit to the White House by Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri (Images: Elizabeth Richard)
Ambassador Richard greets Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lebanese MFA Director of Protocal Assaf Doumit and Deputy of Lebanese Air Force, General Nazih Akiki, upon Tillerson’s arrival to Beirut, Lebanon on February 15, 2018. (Image: State Department/Flickr)

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