Ambassador Christopher Robinson was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia on January 26, 2023. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Ambassador-Designate Robinson most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Prior to that, Ambassador-Designate Robinson was Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Russian Affairs at the State Department, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, and as Political Counselor in Managua, Nicaragua. Other assignments include Iraq, Belarus, Canada, Russia, and assignments in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and the Bureau of European Affairs.
Ambassador Robinson received an M.S. in Strategic Studies from the National War College and a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University. He is the recipient of multiple State Department performance awards, including a Distinguished Honor Award. He speaks Russian and Spanish.