February 23, 2010

Date: 02/24/2010 Description: African-American History Month 2010: Dr. Esther Brimmer - State Dept Image

Dr. Esther Brimmer is Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. In this role, Dr. Brimmer leads the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, which advances U.S. interests through the United Nations and other international organizations in areas including human rights, peacekeeping, food security, humanitarian relief, and climate change.

Dr. Brimmer’s previous government service included two years in the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning, as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (2000), and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1993-1995).

Prior to returning to the Department, Dr. Brimmer was Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Brimmer received her D.Phil. (Ph.D.) and master's degrees in international relations from the University of Oxford and her B.A. in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, California.