Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie

Ambassador of Jamaica to the U.S.

Stephen Vasciannie is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Jamaica to the United States of America. He is also Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), and served in the capacity of Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States from July to September 2012.

Before entering the Jamaican Diplomatic Service, Ambassador Vasciannie served as the Principal of the Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies, Mona. He also served as a member of the United Nations International Law Commission and as the Editor of the West Indian Law Journal.

Stephen Vasciannie was appointed Professor of International Law by the University of the West Indies in 2002, and was Head of the Department of Government at the University from 2004 to 2007. He has also served as a Deputy Solicitor General of Jamaica, and represented his country on matters concerning International Law, air policy issues and human rights, among other things. He attended the Universities of the West Indies, Oxford and Cambridge, and served as a Research Fellow at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

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