Mr. Robert Deutsch
Director of Northern Gulf Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, The United States Department of State
Mr. Deutsch has been Director of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs' Northern Gulf Affairs (Iran/Iraq) office at the State Department since June 1995.
He previously served as Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Office of Economic Sanctions Policy from June 1993-June 1995.
represents the career foreign service on the Foreign Service Disputes Impasse Panel, a federal labor arbitration panel.
A career foreign service officer, Mr. Deutsch has served in economic, commercial and political positions in Rome, Italy; Paris, France; Johannesburg, South Africa, and Libreville, Gabon.
As Economic Counselor in Rome, Mr. Deutsch
coordinated with Italy on Yugoslav, Iraqi and Libya sanctions.
also assisted in discussions to adapt COCOM to perestroika and the post-cold war era.
experience in Johannesburg included application of foreign policy controls aimed at eliminating apartheid.
has helped negotiate bilateral aviation agreements, and coordinated trade policy issues with allies.
made significant contributions to discussions with the European Community in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, as well as on various bilateral trade disputes.
While serving as Deputy Director for European Community Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs, Mr. Deutsch earned the Department's Superior Honor Award for his work on the EC's "Single Market" program.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Deutsch held positions as a financial analyst with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as director of loan operations with a regional bank in Denver, Colorado, and as a loan officer with Household Finance Corporation.
He holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver.