Principal Deputy High Representative and Brcko Supervisor
Prior to his appointment as Principal Deputy High Representative and Brcko Supervisor, Tamir G. Waser served as Political Counselor in the Embassy of the United States of America in Bosnia and Herzegovina from July 2011 to September 2013.
From August 2009 to August 2010, Mr. Waser was Special Assistant to the US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, advising on all issues related to the European, Economic and Legal bureaus of the Department of State.
Between June 2006 and July 2009, he headed the Political and Economic section of the US Embassy in Latvia, as that country established itself as a strong member of NATO and EU and managed the initial effects of the economic crisis.
Serving as the Contact Group Coordinator for the State Department’s Office for South Central Europe from August 2004 to August 2005, Mr. Waser coordinated US policy for and participation in the six-nation Contact group for Kosovo.
From September 2002 to August 2004, he served as NATO Operations officer in the State Department’s Office for Regional Political-Military Affairs, with responsibility for NATO missions in the Balkans, including the end of NATO operation in Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and the establishment of EU missions.
Previously, Mr. Waser gained extensive diplomatic experience while serving in the US Embassies in Sierra Leone, Australia and Colombia.
Tamir G. Waser attended the University of Virginia, where he obtained his B.A. in History and Foreign Affairs and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs. His foreign language skills include Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Latvian, Spanish and Hebrew.