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The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) appoints Jennifer Rasamimanana as Resident Director

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The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) appoints Jennifer Rasamimanana as Resident Director

I am delighted to return to Morocco, which feels like coming home, and to continue to contribute to the deep and historic friendship between the United States and Morocco.

RABAT, Morocco, October 1, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Board of Directors of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) announces the appointment of Jennifer Rasamimanana as Resident Director.

“With her language skills, diplomatic and cultural experience and vision, Jennifer Rasamimanana is ideal to lead the American Legation in Tangier at this historic stage,” said Chairman of the Board Dale F. Eickelman.

A United States diplomat for over 20 years, Jennifer Rasamimanana served as United States Consul General in Casablanca from 2017 to 2020. She retired from the foreign service with the rank of Minister Counselor in 2021, after leading the press , culture and education for the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.

Previously, Ms. Rasamimanana was Cultural Attaché in Paris as well as Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Professor at SciencesPo School of International Affairs, Paris.

During the Arab Spring, she served as the State Department’s regional spokesperson for the Arabic language and led engagement with the Arabic-speaking public of Oman in Morocco. She has also served in the United States embassies in Jordan, Tunisia, Syria and Togo, as well as in key positions in the State Department in Washington DC.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Rasamimanana taught English as a Foreign Language in Madagascar and worked in technology investment banking and venture capital in Silicon Valley. A graduate of Guillaume et Marie College, she speaks French and Arabic.

“The American Legation is a vital and tangible symbol of more than 200 years of friendship between Morocco and the United States,” said US Embassy charge d’affaires David Greene.

“As a former Consul General in Casablanca, Jennifer maintains close ties with Morocco and is well placed to help us continue to build on the historic friendship between our two countries. It will also help us continue to celebrate the bicentenary of the Legation, our oldest diplomatic post in the world.

The American Legation in Tangier, donated to the United States in 1821 by Sultan Moulay Slimane, is the only national historic monument outside American territory. The site of important negotiations as a diplomatic mission for over 140 years, it also served as a language school and Peace Corps training site. Today it is a museum, research library and cultural center. He also represents the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), which is part of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

“I am delighted to return to Morocco, which feels like coming home, and to continue to contribute to the deep and historic friendship between the United States and Morocco,” said Ms. Rasamimanana. “As the Legation celebrates its bicentennial, I look forward to helping this unique and wonderful institution grow, innovate and reach new audiences in its third century. “

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