Steven Fagin, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, is Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Mr. Fagin was previously Consul General in Erbil (2018-20), Director of the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs (2015-18), and an acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Office Director in the Department’s South and Central Asia Bureau (2013-15). Since joining the Foreign Service in 1997, he has also served abroad in Brussels, Islamabad, Astana, Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 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, as well as a Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. Mr. Fagin additionally attended Harvard Law School and was an exchange student at Tbilisi State University in Georgia. He is a native of New York City.