On June 24, 2009, Ted Osius assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in the United States Embassy in Jakarta.
From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Osius served as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He advised the Ambassador on India’s foreign policy and domestic politics. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Osius served as deputy director of the Office of Korean Affairs at the Department of State. The office handles Korean Peninsula issues, including the Six-Party Talks aimed at curbing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Osius served as Embassy Bangkok’s regional environmental affairs officer, where he was responsible for science, technology and health issues in Thailand and twenty-four other Asian and Pacific nations. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Osius served as Senior Adviser on International Affairs to Vice President Al Gore, with a portfolio encompassing Asia, international economics and trade issues.
Mr. Osius joined the U.S. Department of State in 1989. He served in U.S. missions in: Manila, Philippines; the Vatican; the United Nations; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Mr. Osius earned his B.A. in political theory from Harvard University in 1984, and his M.A. in international economics and U.S. foreign policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1989. As an undergraduate, he edited and researched Let’s Go: Israel and Egypt, Let’s Go: Greece, Let’s Go: Italy, and Let’s Go: Europe. In 2002, CSIS/Praeger published his book, The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Why It Matters and How To Strengthen It.