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Jonathan R. Cohen is an American diplomat. He was the acting United States Ambassador to the United Nations from January 1, 2019 to August 14, 2019, replacing Nikki Haley. Before, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, from August 2016 to June 2018.[1]

Jonathan Cohen
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Ambassador of the United States to Egypt
Assumed office
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byThomas Goldberger (Acting)
Acting United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 1, 2019 – August 14, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byNikki Haley
Succeeded byKelly Craft
United States Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
Assumed office
June 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
LeaderNikki Haley
Preceded byKelley Eckels Currie (Acting)
Personal details
BornPalo Alto, California, U.S.
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
Georgetown University

Cohen was nominated by President Donald Trump in early 2018 to become United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2018.[2][3]

On April 11, 2019, President Trump nominated Cohen to be Ambassador of the United States to Egypt.[4]


  1. United States Department of State. "Biography". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. The White House. "Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate Today". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. U.S. Congress. "PN1621 — Jonathan R. Cohen — Department of State". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. "Eight Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate". The White House. Retrieved 2019-04-12.