A 26-year veteran of the U.S. diplomatic corps and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Deputy Chief of Mission Harry Kamian has served at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe since August 2017.
Before joining the U.S. Mission to the OSCE, Mr. Kamian served as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat, where from 2015-2017 he worked with the Secretary’s staff, Bureau leadership and Chiefs of Mission to shape and execute overseas visits by the Secretary to advance U.S. policy goals. Prior to that, Harry served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Operations Center, the Department’s 24-hour crisis center.
Since joining the State Department in 1993, Mr. Kamian has also served overseas in Vietnam, Chile, Turkey, Cuba and El Salvador. In Washington, his assignments have included Deputy Director of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as positions in Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and on the staff of the Secretary of State in the Operations Center.
Harry received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish Language from the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish, as well as some Turkish and Vietnamese.