Focus areas: United Nations, international security policy, conflict resolution, peacekeeping, economic development

Walter Miller has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 2003 and was the 2016-17 Shelby Cullom Davis Foreign Service Fellow at SIPA. Most recently, Walter was the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), where he worked on the UN Security Council and led a team of negotiators focusing on the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Previously, he served as the Political-Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan, focusing on economic development, governance and conflict prevention. Walter has also worked on political and economic issues in Baghdad, Basra, Jerusalem, and Mexico City. He received a bachelor's degree in literature and religious studies from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.