Steven Fagin, the Consul General in Erbil, is a career member of the U.S. Department of State’s Senior Foreign Service. Mr. Fagin was previously Director of the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs and an acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Office Director in the Department’s South and Central Asia Bureau. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1997, he has also served abroad in Baghdad, Brussels, Islamabad, Astana, Mostar (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Minsk, Tbilisi, and Cairo, and in Washington as a Pakistan Desk Officer and Special Assistant to then-Under Secretary of State Nick Burns. Mr. Fagin is the recipient of various Senior Performance, Superior Honor, and Meritorious Honor Awards. His languages include Russian, Georgian, and Serbo-Croatian. Mr. Fagin holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. He also attended Harvard Law School and was an exchange student at Tbilisi University in Georgia. Mr. Fagin is a native of New York City.