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Jeremy Curtin is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States with the rank of Career Minister. He was appointed Coordinator of the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in April, 2007, having previously served as Principal Deputy Coordinator and Acting Coordinator.
Joining the Foreign Service in 1975, Mr. Curtin served overseas in Europe and East Asia, most recently as Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Before Korea, he had served with Embassies in Helsinki, Finland, twice, and in Warsaw, Poland. In the mid-1980s, he was Executive Secretary and spokesman for the U.S. Delegation to the Stockholm Conference on Disarmament in Europe, which successfully negotiated military confidence-building measures between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
In Washington from 1986 to 1991, Mr. Curtin held a number of positions, including Director of International Programs on the National Security Council staff and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State with responsibility for democracy programs in the Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. On a second Washington assignment, he served as Senior Adviser and Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2002 to 2005.
Mr. Curtin received a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Information Agency for his work at the Stockholm Conference, a Meritorious Honor Award from the State Department for his work on eastern European democracy, and, in 2001, the Presidential Meritorious Service Award for his service in Korea.
Mr. Curtin received a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.