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Zalmay Khalilzad
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Khalilzad speaking at a high school in Kabul, Afghanistan
26th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
April 17, 2007 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Preceded by John R. Bolton
Succeeded by Susan Rice
United States Ambassador to Iraq
In office
June 21, 2005 – April 17, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John Negroponte
Succeeded by Ryan Crocker
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
In office
November 28, 2003 – June 20, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Robert Finn
Succeeded by Ronald E. Neumann
Personal details
Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad

(1951-03-22) March 22, 1951 (age 71)
Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cheryl Benard
Children Alexander Benard
Maximilian Benard
Alma mater American University of Beirut
University of Chicago
Profession Academic and Diplomat

Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad (Pashto: زلمی خلیلزاد Zalmay Khalīlzād; born March 22, 1951) is a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and president of Khalilzad Associates. He was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009.


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