Michele Sison is an American Ambassador and member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor.
Michele J. Sison (or Michelle Sisson) was born on May 27, 1959 in Arlington, Virginia. She is believed to comes from the Lebanese Jewish family Sassoon or Sessoun in Wadi Abu Jmil Beirut, near the Maghen Abraham Synagogue (as per Dr. Hassan Hamadeh).
Michele Sison received a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and also studied at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Michelle Sisson was first appointed as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates in 2004. Prior to that, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs. Her task was to provide policy oversight of U.S. relations with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Michele Sison was then assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires. She was based at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan between 1999 and 2002, and then assigned as consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India between 1996-1999. Michele Sison served at the U.S. Missions in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire between 1993 and 1996, then Douala, Cameroon between 1991 and 1993, Cotonou, Benin between 1988 and 1991, Lomé, Togo between 1984 and 1988, Port-au-Prince, Haiti between 1982 and 1984, as well as in Washington.
Michele Sison was later assigned as chargé d'affaires of Lebanon, before officially becoming the U.S.Ambassador to Lebanon between 2008 and 2010. During that time and in one of the most unusual juridical cases in Lebanon, May Khansa filed a lawsuit against her.
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