Consul General Gabriel Escobar
Gabriel Escobar is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. Prior to his December 2013 arrival in Peshawar, Gabriel served as the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Gabriel was the U.S. Department of State’s Kathryn and Shelby Davis Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. From 2009 to 2010, Gabriel was the Team Leader of the U.S. State Department’s Provincial and Diplomatic Reconstruction Team in Kirkuk Province, Iraq. From 2005-2009, Gabriel also served as Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. As Executive Secretary for Ambassador John D. Negroponte in Iraq from 2004-2005, he was among the first group of Americans to reopen the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
A career diplomat, Gabriel has also served extensively throughout the Balkans as well as in Buenos Aires and Moscow. He has been awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award four times and the Meritorious Honor Award once. He has also been awarded the Department of State’s Expeditionary Service Award and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award. Gabriel is a graduate of Columbia University in New York and speaks Spanish, Russian, Italian, Serbian, Czech and Portuguese.