Who We Are

CSO helps embassies and diplomats to visualize, understand, and stabilize conflict. Drawing from multiple disciplines and using conflict prevention tools and field-driven, evidence-based analysis, CSO develops and supports strategies to help the Department and U.S. embassies protect civilians and stabilize communities in conflict.


Acting Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Thomas Hushek

Date: 2015 Description: Thomas Hushek, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations - State Dept Image

Thomas Hushek serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Hushek most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna from 2013-2015.


Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Neal Kringel

Date: 2017 Description: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Neal Kringel - State Dept Image

Neal Kringel serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO).


Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Ladnier

Date: 05/26/2017 Description: Jason M. Ladnier  - State Dept Image

Jason Ladnier serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)..


Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Valda Vikmanis-Keller

Valda Vikmanis-Keller serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO).