Michael Pelletier

Michael Pelletier Minister-Counselor, Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy

Minister-Counselor, Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, American Embassy in New Delhi,

Mr. Michael Pelletier is currently the Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at the American Embassy in New Delhi. He oversees the U.S. government's public diplomacy mission in India, including operations at the Embassy, the American Center in New Delhi, and the U.S. Consulates General in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Previously, Michael served as the U.S. government's Arabic language spokesman and founding director of the Arabic Regional Public Diplomacy Hub in Dubai.

Michael is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, and has worked for the Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency in various public affairs positions including Counselor for Public Affairs in Amman, Jordan; Dakar, Senegal; and Bamako, Mali. He has also served in Kaduna, Nigeria; Cairo, Egypt; and Chennai, India. Michael has a Bachelors degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Masters from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is fluent in French and Arabic, and continues to study Tamil.

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