Christian Loubeau is a Manager of International Operations and Business Continuity at the Ford Foundation for Social Justice. His last State Department posting was in the Office of Mexican Affairs. He also served at the US Mission to the United Nations as negotiator and advisor on women’s participation in peace negotiations, UN peacekeeping, and African Union issues. He negotiated United Nations Security Council resolution 2493, working closely with French diplomats, to protect women from gender-based violence and support their full, meaningful, and equal participation in peace talks around the world. Building coalitions, including with the United Kingdom and Germany, to advance shared goals, and working with Chinese diplomats on sensitive political issues marked his tenure at the UN. He also helped establish the first Diversity and Inclusion Council at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Previously, he was Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Special Assistant at the UN.
Prior to working in New York, Christian helped reestablish the United States’ diplomatic relationship with Cuba serving in Havana until the Secretary of State ordered him and his colleagues departure due to unexplained illnesses affecting U.S. diplomats. He also served at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti where he stimulated investment, economic development, and bi-lateral trade following the 2010 earthquake.
Christian received the Charlie Rangel International Affairs Program fellowship prior to joining the Foreign Service. A graduate of the University of Maryland and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, he was previously a public school history teacher in Miami with Teach for America. He is passionate about social justice and public service. Christian speaks French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.