H.E. Gaston Stronck became ambassador of Luxembourg to the United States on Sept. 16, 2019. He has a longstanding diplomatic and professional career which spans four decades. He has worked for the Luxembourg Foreign Service since 1995 and prior to that, Ambassador Stronck served as Deputy Director for Development Cooperation at the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Stronck started his career as Officer of the Luxembourg Army where he worked from 1983-1986. After this, he became a lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Stronck has been Ambassador to a number of countries on bilateral and multilateral assignments, including as a Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Political and Security Committee of the EU and Ambassador of Luxembourg to the Russian Federation. He has also been Director for European Affairs and International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
Ambassador Stronck also has a rich scientific career, both in university and think tank work. He was a Special Guest at the Brookings Institution in 1988 and has lectured as Visiting Professor at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht. Since 2010, he has been Doctor honoris causa at Moscow State Linguistic University (MGLU) in Moscow, Russia. Ambassador Stronck obtained a Masters in Social and Military Studies at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium and a PhD in History and Defence Studies at Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, in Montpellier, France. Ambassador Stronck is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, German and English, and has a working knowledge of Russian, Dutch and Danish.
Ambassador Stronck was born in 1957 and is married to Mrs. Monika Langer. Together, they have two adult children called Catherine and Pierre.
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