Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of Counterterrorism, US Department of State
United States of America
Ben serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT). He joined the CT
Bureau’s Office of Terrorist Screening and Interdiction in 2018, where he works with U.S. government and foreign partners on the
watchlisting, screening, and information sharing components of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2178 and 2396. This
includes bilateral and multilateral exchange of screening data, foreign assistance on watchlisting capacity development, and
development of best practices with international partners on countering terrorist travel. Since joining the Department of State in 2010, Ben has completed short- and long-term assignments in the Bureaus of Consular Affairs, European and Eurasian Affairs, and African Affairs. Ben graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in International Relations and French Language and Literature, and from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with an MSc in Conflict Studies. He has lived in and traveled to over 110 countries. When he’s not on the road, he enjoys being outdoors and exploring Washington DC with friends.