Focus areas: United Nations, international security policy, conflict resolution, peacekeeping, economic development
Walter Miller has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 2003. He was most recently the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), where he worked on UN Security Council issues and led a team of negotiators focusing on the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Research Scholar and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. Previously, Walter was a political officer on Middle East issues at USUN, drafting and negotiating UN Security Council resolutions related to Syria, Libya, Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also has served as the Political-Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan, focusing on economic development, governance and conflict prevention. Walter worked on economic issues in the Gaza Strip and West Bank at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. He also has had assignments in Mexico addressing human rights, including coordinating an interagency task force on anti-trafficking efforts, and in Iraq reporting on economic and political issues. Prior to joining the State Department, Walter worked in start-up companies focusing on international development and education. He received a bachelor's degree in literature and religious studies from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.