Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs
Thomas Graham currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs. Previously, he served as Director for Russian Affairs beginning in June 2002. From August 2001 until May 2002, he served as the Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State. From 1998 until 2001, he was a senior associate in the Russia/Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mr. Graham served as a a Foreign Service Officer from 1984 until 1998. His assignments included two tours of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he served as head of the political/internal unit and acting political counselor. Between tours in Moscow, he worked on Russian and Soviet affairs on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
Mr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale University.