Mr. Waller is the current Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Iraq Affairs and as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran. He has also served as Minister-Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations at Geneva (2015-2018). He was the U.S. Consul General in Dubai (2012-2015) and served as Director for Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian Affairs at the NSC (2011-2012). His other overseas assignments include Paris, Baghdad, Jerusalem, FSI Tunis, and Jeddah. Mr. Waller holds a DPhil in Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, University of London, and a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude. His languages are Arabic, French and Spanish.
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