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Scott Brandon

U.S. Department of State
Deputy Director
Scott Brandon serves as Deputy Director in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) at the United States Department of State in Washington, DC. As Deputy in the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs (MLGA), Scott supports MLGA’s central mission of advancing U.S. democracy and human rights policy across a range of issues including U.S. engagement on human rights at the United Nations; human rights accountability through sanctions and visa restrictions; democracy and governance matters (e.g., media freedom, disability rights, LGBTI rights); and internet freedom/business and human rights. Prior Washington-based positions include Deputy Director in DRL's Office of Security and Human Rights; detailee at the National War College within the U.S. National Defense University; Deputy Director for NATO Affairs in the Office of European Security and Political Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR); Senior Political Officer in the EUR Office of European Union and Regional Affairs; and Bulgaria Country Desk Officer in the EUR Bureau. Overseas posts include two tours in Afghanistan as a Political-Military Affairs Officer; Political-Military Affairs Officer in the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels; Political and Economic Affairs Section Chief in the U.S. Embassy in Finland; Political Affairs Officer in the U.S. Office in Pristina, Kosovo; and Vice Consul in the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela. Before joining the Foreign Service Scott worked as an attorney in Washington, DC. Scott holds degrees in international law and U.S. law from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and the College of William & Mary, respectively. He received his B.S. from Duke University in North Caroline, United States.
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