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Jeffrey Giauque is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has been Deputy  Coordinator for Crisis Response and Technology for the Counterterrorism Bureau since October  2022. In this position, he is responsible for high level coordination with the Department of Defense,  National Security Council, and other U.S. government agencies on counterterrorism technical programs,  operations policy, crisis response, WMD threats, and hostage affairs.

Mr. Giauque most recently served as Director for Agriculture Trade Policy and Food Security in  the State Department’s Economic Bureau, where he was responsible for developing policy  responses to the global food security crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Previously, as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, he led the embassy’s response to  fraudulent Belarusian elections, a violent post-election crackdown on mass protests, and the politically motivated arrests of American citizens.

Mr. Giauque’s earlier Washington assignments include serving as a Member of the State  Department’s Policy Planning Staff, where he was responsible for providing policy analysis and  advice on the European Union, the Western Balkans, and the countries of the former Soviet  Union. He also served as Acting Director of the Office of European Union and Regional  Affairs, where he coordinated U.S.-EU engagement on global political and security issues, U.S.- EU trade negotiations and energy issues, sanctions, and law enforcement cooperation. Earlier in  his career, Mr. Giauque worked in the State Department’s Operations Center, its Office of Israel and  Palestinian Affairs, and as a desk officer in the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs. Besides  Belarus, Mr. Giauque has served overseas in Croatia, Nicaragua, Serbia, and Turkmenistan.

Mr. Giauque has a BA in history and French from the University of Utah and an MA and PhD from  Ohio State University in modern European history and the history of American foreign relations. He  wrote his doctoral dissertation on the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the EU, and  taught international relations and European history at Miami University (Ohio). He speaks French,  German, Croatian, Spanish, and Russian. He is the recipient of numerous Department awards, most  notably the 2019 Rockwell Anthony Schnabel Award for Advancing U.S.-EU Relations.

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