Our bureau is led by an experienced team of public servants, dedicated to the U.S. mission of spreading democracy and respect for human rights globally. The biographies of each of our bureau's senior staff display the diversity of experience and expertise currently benefiting the U.S. cause of promoting freedom around the world.

  Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy: Vacant


Senior Advisor and Senior Bureau Official: Michael G. Kozak
Date: 03/07/2018 Description: Samuel D. Brownback - State Dept Image Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom: Samuel D. Brownback
Date: 12/02/2013 Description: Photographic portrait of Scott Busby - State Dept Image Deputy Assistant Secretary: Scott Busby
Date: 11/20/2018 Description: Michael Kelleher, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor - State Dept Image Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary: Michael Kelleher
Date: 2015 Description: Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities - State Dept Image Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia: Knox Thames