Jonathan B. Rickert
Jonathan B. Rickert is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, with over 35 years of service with the State Department. He was educated at Princeton University (B.A., in history) and the George Washington University (M.A., in international relations), where he wrote his thesis on Romanian minorities. He also attended the U.S. Army Language School (Russian) and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Rickert had overseas diplomatic assignments in London, Moscow, Bucharest (1971-1974), Vienna, Trinidad and Tobago, Sofia, and again in Bucharest, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge (1991-1995). He was State Department Desk Officer for Romania (1982-1984) and Director for North Central Europe, including Romania (1995-1998). Following retirement, he was involved as a contractor in overseeing U.S. Government assistance to former Warsaw Pact member countries, including Romania.
For several years he served on the board of the Princeton-based NGO Project on Ethnic Relations, headed by Professor Allen Kassof.