Feb. 9, 2018: Jonathan R. Cohen was nominated as the Deputy Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations and Deputy Representative of the U.S. at the Security Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Cohen, of California, is a career member of the federal government’s Senior Foreign Service, and he has worked as a diplomat at the U.S. Department of State since 1986. Cohen is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department, a post he has held since 2016. Cohen was previously the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2014 to 2016; the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in 2013 and 2014; and the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Paris from 2011 to 2013. Cohen speaks French, Swedish and Italian. He received an A.B. from Princeton University, and he also studied at Georgetown University and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.