Henry Haggard

Senior Associate
Pleinlaan 5, 1050, Brussel, Belgium

Henry Haggard is a Senior Associate at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) and a member of the KF-VUB Korea Chair. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Baker Institute, Rice University and a Senior Advisor at WestExec, a strategic advisory firm. From 2021-2023, he served as Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs at the United States Embassy in South Korea. Prior to that, he served as Director at the National Security Council under both the Trump and Biden administrations, coordinating United States policy and engagement with Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Henry’s previous assignments include Director of Energy Diplomacy for Asia and the Middle East, Acting Political Minister Counsellor at the United States Mission to the European Union, Chief of Staff to the Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Deputy Principal Officer in Erbil, Iraq, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, three tours in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat for Secretaries Powell, Rice and Kerry, a tour in Baghdad and one stint at the United States Embassy in Paris.

He speaks fluent Korean and French and received a BA in International Relations from Brown University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

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